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More than 320 family history books and articles have been published about Orange County's families.

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Orange County, Virginia Genealogy General Resources

As of November 2012, a query for individuals born in Orange, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 145,000 entries.

The Orange County Historical Society houses more than 1,300 files with information on historical topics, including families.

Orange County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 200 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Orange County families include:

  • Brockman, William Everett. Orange County (Va.) Families. 4 vols. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgess Pub. Co., 1949-1965. Available at FHL.
  • Cerny, Johni and Gary J. Zimmerman. Before Germanna. 12 vols. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. Available at FHL. [Discusses families of German immigrants who settled in Spotsylvania and Orange counties, Virginia.]
  • Davidson, David Nathaniel. Several Famous Families of Orange County, Virginia; Genealogical Charts of Several Famous Orange County Families. Orange, Va., 1934. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • Holtzclaw, B.C. et al. Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia, 1714-1750. Harrisonburg, Va.: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2gd no. 5.
  • Holtzclaw, B.C. Second Germanna Colony of 1717. Harrisonburg, Va.: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies, 1965. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2gd no. 6.
  • Memorial Foundation of the Germann Colonies in Virginia. http://www.germanna.org/
  • Memorial Foundation of the Germann Colonies in Virginia. Germanna Heritage Book. Culpeper, Va.: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 2000. FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 975.5 D2gd no. 15.
  • Memorial Foundation of the Germann Colonies in Virginia. Newsletter (Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia). Newsletter. Harrisburg, Va.: The Foundation, [1956?]-1993. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2m.
  • Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. A Digest of Family Relationships. 4 vols. McLean, Va.: Antient Press, 1990-. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2sp ff.
  • Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. Pamunkey Neighbors of Orange County, Virginia: Lindsay, Mills, Montague, Stevens, and Related Families and Neighbors. 2 vols. and supplement. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985. Available at FHL. 1994 supplements by Lauretta Trickey Corkill, Eldon Corkill, Ruth Trickey Sparacio, and Sam Sparacio also available at FHL.

DNA

DNA of Historic Orange County, Virginia Residents
Ancestor
Biographical Notes
YDNA Test
Group
Kit
Matches
Project
Pratt Jonathan d 1781 Culpeper Co. 37 Marker
I1 Haplogroup
P-5
Yes
Pratt DNA
Pratt Jonathan d 1781 Culpeper Co. 67 Marker
I1 Haplogroup
P-16
Yes
Pratt DNA
Pratt Jonathan d 1781 Culpeper Co. 67 Marker
I1 Haplogroup
P-26
Yes
Pratt DNA
Pratt William res VA & NC, b c1744 37 Marker
R1b Haplogroup
P-13
No
Pratt DNA
*Various commercial companies collected DNA from descendants of these individuals. FamilySearch has not independently verified their lineages.

Orange County, Virginia Genealogy Books and Articles

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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Adkins] Adkins, William D. Adkins Family Genealogy, [19--]-[1969?]. MSS.; FHL US/CAN Film 1036950 Item 14.
  • [Albrect] Zimmerman, Gary J. The Ancestry of the Wayland, Albrect and Cook Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 12.
  • [Allan] Joy, Charles Austin. "Allan Family of Hamilton, Scotland, and Fredericksburg, Virginia," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 2 (June 1979):98-103. Digital version at National Genealogical Society website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 67 (1979).
  • [Allcock] Alcott-Rammelsberg, Billie Lee. Some Descendants of William Allcock: Tobacco Inspector of Caroline Co., Va. & Other Alcock Families. Manchester, Mo.: Independent Pub., 2004. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Amberger] See Amburgey.
  • [Ambler] Pecquet du Bellet, Louise. Some Prominent Virginia Families. 4 vols. 1907. Digital versions available online: Vol. 2 | Vol. 4 | Index. All four volumes have been digitized by Ancestry ($). FHL Film 1036136 see also FHL Collection. Index: FHL Book 975.5 D2p index.
  • [Amburgey] Griffith, Dorothy Amburgey. Amburgey Ancestry in America: Amburgey Ancestral Register, Indexed. [St. Louis, Mo.: D.A. Griffith], 1976. FHL US/CAN Film 1036087 Item 6.
  • [Amburgey] Griffith, Dorothy Amburgey. Amburgey Ancestry in America: Amburgey Ancestral Register. St. Louis, Mo.: D.A. Griffith, 1982. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Am19a 1982.
  • [Amburgey] Griffith, Dorothy Amburgey and Amburgey Family Association. Amburgey News: Newsletter of the Amburgey Family Association, Inc. 3 vols. St. Louis County, Mo.: Amburgey Family Association, 1990-1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.27305 Am19 ff. Visit the Amburgey Family Association website for additional information.
  • [Amburgey] Zimmerman, Gary J. and Johni Cerny. The Ancestry of the Snyder, Amburger, Kerker and Kapler Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 8.
  • [Amburgey] Griffith, Dorothy Amburgey and Amburgey Family Association. Amburgey Family Association News. Newsletter. St. Louis County, Mo.: Amburgey Family Association, 1993-present. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.27305 Am19.
  • [Ancell] Ancell, Benjamin Lucius. Descendants of Edward Ancell of Virginia. n.p.: n.p., 1933. FHL US/CAN Film 1303279.
  • [Ancell] "Descendants of Edward Ancell," Greene County Magazine, Vol. 19 (2006/2007):8-15.
  • [Arnall] Keen, Hugh C. Richard C. Arnall and Ancestors. Tulsa, Oklahoma: H.C. Keen, 2007. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Ar61k; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Aylor] Lewis, Sarah Aylor, Claude Lindsay Yowell, B.C. Holtzclaw, Charles Herbert Huffman, and Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia. Aylor, Snyder and Tanner Descendants. Harrisonburg, Va.: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc., 1970. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2gd no. 12.
  • [Aylor] Cerny, Johni and Gary J. Zimmerman. The Ancestry of the Aylor, Castler, Manspiel, and Reiner Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 7.
  • [Ballard] Gottschalk, Kathrine Cox. Ballard Family of Orange County, Virginia. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Ballard] Ballard, Margaret Byrnside. William Ballard: A Genealogical Record of His Descendants in Monroe County. [Baltimore, Md.: M.B. Ballard, 1957]. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B212bm.
  • [Ballard] Miller, Lynne D. The Descendants of Phillip Ballard and Ann Nancy Johnson. Lincolnton, N.C.: L.D. Miller, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 B212La; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Ballard] Miller, Lynne D. Bland Ballard Family. Lincolnton, N.C.: American Research, 2000. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B612mL.
  • [Barlow] Colliver, Jewell. Barlow Family, 1717-1984. Cave City, Ky.: J. Colliver, 1984. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B249cj.
  • [Barnett] Family Bible Record [1764-1911] of Ambrose D. Barnett. Microfilmed in 1971. FHL Film 850415 Item 2. [Includes genealogical notes.]
  • [Baskin] Bell, Raymond Martin. The Baskins - Baskin Family: South Carolina - Pennsylvania. Washington, Pa.: R.M. Bell, 1963. FHL Book 929.273 B292brma; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Baumgartner] Cerny, Johni and Gary J. Zimmerman. The Ancestry of the Christler, Baumgartner, Deer, Dieter and Lotspeich Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 11.
  • [Beach] Beach, T.J. The Beach Family of Kentucky: A History of the Descendants of the Joseph Beach Family of Virginia and Kentucky with Allied Lines. Weston, Missouri: T.J. Beach, 1989. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B352be.
  • [Beazley] Harter, Mrs. Bert. "Durrett Family," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):3-9; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):99-104; Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1971):174-180; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):279-286; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):29-33; Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1972):96-103; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):173-178; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):268-274; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):33-41; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):101-106. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 15 (1971)-v. 17 (1973).
  • [Beazley] "Descendants of James (Capt.) G. Beazley, Sr.," Greene County Magazine, Vol. 19 (2006/2007):16-23.
  • [Beckham] Beckham, James Madison. Genealogy of the Beckham Family in Virginia: and the Branches Thereof in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with Family Sketches. Richmond, Va.: J.M. Beckham, 1910. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Film 1015833 Item 19.
  • [Beckham] Beckham, Annie Laurie Lewis. The Beckham Family, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas. Dallas, Texas: Beckham, 1957. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Film 908505 Item 10.
  • [Beckham] Davis, W.M. Beckhams Beckoning. Seneca, Missouri: W.M. Davis, [1984?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B388dw.
  • [Bell] Essker, Katie-Prince Ward and Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Washington Chapter (District of Columbia). Records of the Bell Family, Orange County, Virginia. MSS., 1946, available at FHL.
  • [Bell] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Bell] Bell, Marjorie. The Bell Scrapbook: The Story of the Bells and Families Related to Them. [Anchorage, Alaska: M. Bell], 1992. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B413bm.
  • [Beyerbach] Zimmerman, Gary J. and Johni Cerny. The Ancestry of Yager, Stolts, Crees, and Beyerbach Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 10.
  • [Blankenbaker] Yowell, Claude Lindsay, B.C. Holtzclaw, John Connie Wilhite and Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia. Blankenbaker, Weaver and Wilhoite Descendants. Culpeper, Va.: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies, 1971, 1982. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2gd no. 13.
  • [Blankenbaker] Cerny, Johni and Gary J. Zimmerman. The Ancestry of the Blankenbaker, Fleshman and Slucter Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 3.
  • [Bledsoe] Brownell, Daphne M. The Joseph Bledsoe Family of Allegany County, New York. DeLand, Fla.: D.M. Brownell, 1966. FHL US/CAN Film 1015837 Item 11.
  • [Boehm] Boehm, Helen W. Descendants of Samuel Boehm (Böhm). Fort Wayne, Ind.: H.W. Boehm, 1982. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B634bhw.
  • [Bolling] Poole, Joyce Perkerson. "The Family of John Bolling and Ursula Bell of Orange County, Virginia, and Georgia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 48, No. 2 (May 2010):151-168.
  • [Boston] Davenport, W.L. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Boston Family. MSS. 1957-1991. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Boston] Fellows, Juanite Ann Boston. Eugene Preston Boston: His Ancestors and Descendants. Wilmington, N.C.: A. Fellows, 2005. FHL Book 929.273 B657f; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Boston] Fellows, Juanite Ann. Eugene Preston Boston: Ancestors, Descendants, and In-Laws. From Richmond County VA to Orange County VA to Barren County KY to Laclede County MO. In-Law Names Include Mott, Robinett, and Whelchel. 2010. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Bowman] MacDonald, Helen Lay and Betty Boehm Millner. Christian Bauman/Bowman of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Hayden Lake, Idaho: H.L. MacDonald and B.B. Millner, 1981. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B684mh.
  • [Bradburn] Bradburn, Vivian. Bradburn Family, 1637-1982, Virginia to North Carolina: Bradbourn, Bradburne, Bradburn. Greenville, S.C.: A Press, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 B726b.
  • [Branham] Fox, Judy Kellar. "Documents and DNA Identify a Little-Known Lee Family in Virginia," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 99, No. 2 (June 2011):85-96. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 99; digital version at NGS website ($).
  • [Bransford] Bransford, Clifton Wood. "Jacob Ammonet of Virginia: and a Part of His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1899):35-40. Digitized by Internet Archive. Copy: FHL Film 1015826 Item 18.
  • [Bransford] Shiver, John A. Bransford Family History. [Ashford? Alabama] : J.A. Shiver, c1978 (Hartford, Ky.: McDowell Publications). FHL Book 929.273 B735sj.
  • [Breckenridge] Breckenridge, James Malcolm and Adolf Augustus Berle. William Clark Breckenridge, Historical Research Writer and Bibliographer of Missouriana: His Life, Lineage and Writings. St. Louis, Mo.: J.M. Breckenridge, 1932 (1959). FHL US/CAN Film 1321117 Item 3.
  • [Briles] Briles, Max M. Briles Genealogy. San Bernardino, Calif.: M.M. Briles, 1968-1978. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B769bm.
  • [Brock] Brock, Clarence C. Frederick Brock 1719-1807. Alexandria, Va.: privately prublished, 1997.
  • [Brockman] Brockman, William Everett. Genealogical Chart of the Brockmans. 1963. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1963):138. Digital version of review at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 7 (1963).
  • [Brockman] Herring, Dorothy Holland. Family Group Sheets. Jonesboro, Ga.: D.H. Herring, 19-?. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B783h.
  • [Broil] See Briles.
  • [Brown] Eagleson, Pamela Stone. In Search of an Ancestry, the Stone-Shearmire Family History. Kennebunk, Me.: P.S. Eagleson, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 St72e.
  • [Brown] Jones, Gerald Edward. "The Benjamin Brown Family of Laurens, South Carolina, and Colonial Virginia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Aug. 2009):193-212.
  • [Brownlee] "Virginia Valley Brownlees 1718-1985," Family File, Augusta County Historical Society.
  • [Broyles] Zimmerman, Gary J. and Johni Cerny. The Ancestry of the Broyles, Paulitz, Moyer and Motz Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Geneal. Lending Library Publishers, 1990. FHL INTL Book 975.5365 D25b no. 6.
  • [Buchanan] Trimble, David B. Buchanan and Gillespie of Southwest Virginia. Austin, Texas: D.B. Trimble, 1992. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D2tda.
  • [Buck] Buck, Walter H. and S.A. McCarthy. The Buck Family of Virginia. Baltimore: Schneidereith and Sons, 1936. FHL US/CAN Film 1463955 Item 4.
  • [Burgess] Reginald, R. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of Edward Burgess of King George and Stafford Counties, Virginia, with His Sons - Garner Burgess of Fauquier Co., Virginia; William Burgess of Stafford Co., Virginia; Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben Burgess of Rowan Co., North Carolina - and His Grandsons - Edward Burgess of Culpeper Co., Virginia; John Burgess of Harrison Co., Kentucky; Henry Burgess of Fleming Co., Kentucky; Edward Burgess of Scott Co., Kentucky; John P.B. Burgess of Halifax Co., Virginia; Edward Burgess of Kanawha Co., West Virginia; William Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; Reuben Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; and Thomas Burgess of White Co., Tennessee - Together with Their Known Descendants Named Burgess. San Bernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 B912r.
  • [Burgess] Burgess, Michael and Mary A. Wickizer Burgess. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of William Burgess of Richmond (later King George) County, Virginia, His Son Edward Burgess of Stafford (later King Geoge) County, Virginia, with the Descendants in the Male Line of Edward's Sons: Garner Burgess of Fauquier County, Virginia, William Burgess of Stafford County, Virginia; Edward Burges, Jr. of Faugqier County, Virginia, Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben of Rowan (later Davie) County, North Carolina. San Bernardino, Calif.: Burgess and Wickizer, 1994. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B912r 1994.
  • [Burk] Kelly, John A. et al. Burk(e) Family of Southwest Virginia and the Valley. Roanoke, Va.: n.p., 1973. FHL US/CAN Film 1454579 Item 9.
  • [Burke] Burke, Eugene, Lois Burke and Bob Burke. 3,500 Years of Burkes. Oklahoma City, Okla.: Commonwealth Press, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 B917bu; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Burk] Johnson, Patricia Givens. Irish Burks of Colonial Virginia and New River. Blacksburg, Va.: Walpa Publishing, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 B917j.
  • [Burton] Harrison, Francis Burton. Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia: Being Excerpts from the Existing Records, Particularly Relation to the Burtons of the Valley of the James and Appomattox; with Especial Reference to the Ancestry of Jesse Burton of Lynchburg (1750?-1795). Hartford, Ky.: Cook & McDowell Publications, 1979.

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