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Virginia Business Records provides access to a searchable database of business records catalogued with potential value to the genealogical researcher.
 
The Virtual Virginia Institute for Genealogical Research (VIGR) provides genealogical educational material for the serious genealogist.
 
 
 
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Last Updated: 27 August 2018
Last Updated: 27 August 2018
Will Books and Order Books for 53 Virginia cities and counties have been examined by Library of Virginia staff members for administrations, inventories, wills, and other recorded documents relating to the estates of individuals. The database indexes those documents for the period generally to 1800. Please note that the documents referenced in the database entries are not available online. The database entries reflect the earlier work of Clayton Torrence (1884-1953), especially his Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800: An Index of Wills Recorded in Local Courts of Virginia, first published in 1931. The database also supplements Torrence's Virginia Wills and Administrations by providing the location of the documents and by correcting errors where found. There are also entries for wills not originally listed by Torrence. These documents are not located in county records, but rather are found in other sources and include wills from a number of Virginia counties for which official records no longer exist.
Last Updated: 27 August 2018
Last Updated: 27 August 2018
Clay, Robert Y. and J. Christian Kolbe. Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia, Research Notes Number 6, Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia, revised December 2008.
Last Updated: 27 August 2018
Edwards, Conley L. Using Vital Statistics Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia, Research Notes Number 2, Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia, revised June 2015
Last Updated: 27 August 2018