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For information about Virginia's earliest colonists, McCartney's work is a great place to start:  
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*McCartney, Martha W. ''Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635:&nbsp;A Biographical Dictionary''. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007.) {{FHL|1384461|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 D36m) Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Virginia%20Immigrants%20and%20Adventurers%201607%201635%20A%20Biographical%20Dictionary/3505.html Genealogical.com].<br>For information about Virginia's earliest colonists, McCartney's work is a great place to start:  
  
*McCartney, Martha W. ''Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635:&nbsp;A Biographical Dictionary''. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007. {{FHL|1384461|item}} 975.5 D36m; purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Virginia%20Immigrants%20and%20Adventurers%201607%201635%20A%20Biographical%20Dictionary/3505.html Genealogical.com].
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*True, Ransom B., ed. ''Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginia, 1607-1660''. (Richmond, Virginia: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1982.) {{FHL|392288|item|disp=FHL fiche 6332718 (first of 22)}} Includes more than 100,000 entries with references to 30,000 people who are mentioned in [[Virginia]] wills , deeds , court orders, histories, and Virginia Company records. ''A supplemental Guide'' (Family History Library {{FHL|392288|item|disp=FHL film 1750757 item 2; book 975.5 D3bd 1985}} contains an explanation of the dictionary and a listing of the sources with their codes.An excellent list of early Virginians.  
  
An excellent list of early Virginians is in:  
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*[http://www.apva.org/ Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities]<br>204 West Franklin Street<br>Richmond, Virginia 23220-5012<br>Phone: 804-648-1889 <br>Fax: 804-775-0802
  
*True, Ransom B., ed. ''Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginia, 1607-1660''. Richmond, Virginia: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1982. (On 22 Family History Library fiche {{FHL|392288|title-id|disp=6332718}}.) Includes more than 100,000 entries with references to 30,000 people who are mentioned in [[Virginia]] wills , deeds , court orders, histories, and Virginia Company records. ''A supplemental Guide'' (Family History Library {{FHL|392288|title-id|disp=book 975.5 D3bd 1985; film 1750757 item 2}}1) contains an explanation of the dictionary and a listing of the sources with their codes.
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*Wardell, P.G. ''Timesaving Aid to Virginia-West Virginia Ancestors: A Genealogical Index of Surnames from Published Sources''. Two Volumes. (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1985.) {{FHL|510207|item|disp=FHL book 975 D22w}}An index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies.
 
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You can also request information from the:
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Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities<br>204 West Franklin Street<br>Richmond, Virginia 23220-5012<br>Phone: 804-648-1889 <br>Fax: 804-775-0802<br>http://www.apva.org/
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An index to biographical sketches&nbsp; in several hundred local histories and genealogies is:
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*Wardell, P.G. ''Timesaving Aid to Virginia-West Virginia Ancestors: A Genealogical Index of Surnames from Published Sources''. Two Volumes. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1985. (Family History Library book {{FHL|510207|title-id|disp=975 D22w}})
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Other important biographical sources are:  
 
Other important biographical sources are:  

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  • McCartney, Martha W. Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007.) {{FHL|1384461|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 D36m) Purchase at Genealogical.com.
    For information about Virginia's earliest colonists, McCartney's work is a great place to start:
  • True, Ransom B., ed. Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginia, 1607-1660. (Richmond, Virginia: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1982.) FHL fiche 6332718 (first of 22) Includes more than 100,000 entries with references to 30,000 people who are mentioned in Virginia wills , deeds , court orders, histories, and Virginia Company records. A supplemental Guide (Family History Library FHL film 1750757 item 2; book 975.5 D3bd 1985 contains an explanation of the dictionary and a listing of the sources with their codes.An excellent list of early Virginians.
  • Wardell, P.G. Timesaving Aid to Virginia-West Virginia Ancestors: A Genealogical Index of Surnames from Published Sources. Two Volumes. (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1985.) FHL book 975 D22wAn index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies.

Other important biographical sources are:

  • Brock, Robert Alonzo. Virginia and Virginians. Richmond and Toledo: H. H. Hardesty, 1888. (Family History Library film 897042 items 2-3.) An index is on Family History Library fiche 6048346-47. Lists five to ten prominent citizens from each county with early governors and generals.
  • Foote, William Henry. Sketches of Virginia: Historical and Biographical. Two Volumes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: William S. Martien, 1850-56. (Family History Library book 975.5 H2f; Volume 1 on film 1000631; Volume 2 on film 1598334 item 27.) Presbyterian history, ministers, and families. Volume one is indexed in An Index to Sketches of Virginia: Historical and Biographicalby William Henry Foot (Richmond, Virginia: The Library, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1966; Family History Library book 975.5 H2f index).
  • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Five Volumes. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publication, 1915. FHL Book 975.5 D3tl; FHL Film 1000632; digital versions of Vols. 1-2 at Ancestry ($); Vol. 1 at Google Books and Internet Archive; Vol. 2 at Internet Archive and Google Books; Vol. 3 at Google Books and Internet Archive; Vol. 4 at Google Books and Internet Archive; Vol. 5 at Internet Archive. Includes multi-generation family histories.

The Family History Library also has:

  • French, S. Bassett. Biographical Sketches [of Virginia]. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library, 1949? (Family History Library films 029664-67) Contains brief handwritten sketches of persons born from the 1700s to 1800s, sometimes with birth and death dates.