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Colton's Virginia map, 1861, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division


Statehood: 25 June 1788
10th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Maryland, Washington, D.C.
South: North Carolina, Tennessee (SW)
West: Kentucky, West Virginia (NW)

Capital: Richmond

Largest city: Virginia Beach

Map: Colton’s Virginia, 1861
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Personal Library

Commonwealth of Virginia

Colonial Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia, 2nd edition, 1908.
Also available online


Tidewater Virginia Families, A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 1, May 1992-Feb 1993, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, editor, 2013.
Tidewater Virginia Families, A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 1, May 1992-Feb 1993, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, editor, 2013.
Tidewater Virginia in Color, Parke Rouse, Jr., 1968.

Halifax County

History of Halifax County, Virginia, Wirt Johnson Carrington, originally published 1925, reprint 1994.

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

Library of Virginia, Collections

South Central Virginia Genealogy Society

The UncommonWealth, Library of Virginia

Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Goochland County

Goochland County Historical Society

Goochland History Blog

Halifax County

Halifax County Historical Society

Lancaster County

Mary Ball Washington Library and Museum

Loudon County

History of Loudoun County

Loudoun County Microfilm lists, Library of Virignia

Loudoun Museum Online Collection

Research & Reference,
Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg,

Additional Websites

The Douglas Register (Ancestry)

Virtual Jamestown

Historical Markers and War Memorials in Virginia

Record Sets-State Level

Virginia Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)

Virginia Record Sets (Family Search)

Vital Records

Virginia, U.S., Extracted Vital Records, 1660-1923 (Ancestry)

Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911 (Ancestry)

Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1700-1850

Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014

Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940 (Ancestry)

Virginia, U.S., Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, U.S., 1649-1800 (Ancestry)

Virginia, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 (Ancestry)

Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 (Ancestry)

Virtual Libraries

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, 1898.

Southside Virginia Families, John Bennett Boddie, 1955.
Searchable on Ancestry

Southside Virginia Families, vol. 2, John Bennett Boddie, 1956.

Southside Virginian, vol. 12, no. 1, 1994.

Kent County

The Parish Register of Saint Peter’s, New Kent County, Virginia from 1680 to 1787, no. 2, 1904.

Newspapers Virginia

Newspapers Archive: Virginia

Genealogy Bank: Virginia

Chronicling America, digitized: Virginia

NewsLibrary: Virginia

Community History Archive Newspapers: Virginia

Small Town Newspapers
(Scroll to Virginia)


Virginia Historical Inventory Maps, Library of Virginia, Digital Collections

Virginia Maps, Library of Congress

Virginia Landowner Maps, Library of Congress

Interactive Map of Virginia County Formation History, Maps of U.S.

Historical Maps Works: Virginia


Virginia Manuscripts, Archive Grid

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List of Virginia Counties

Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle Of Wight, James City, King And Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe, York

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