Virginia Historical Index

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Print versions of the index (either two-volume or four-volume versions) are available in the reference section of a number of public libraries ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1723949 OCLC #1723949]).  
 
Print versions of the index (either two-volume or four-volume versions) are available in the reference section of a number of public libraries ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1723949 OCLC #1723949]).  
  
The index has been digitized and can be searched in personal at the [[Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary|Earl Gregg Swem library]] at the College of William and Mary.  Digital versions of some articles are linked directly to index entries. The database is a priopriatary one, included in the misnamed "19th Century Masterfile", which includes both the Virginia Historical Index and Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906).    
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The index has been digitized and can be searched in personal at the [[Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary|Earl Gregg Swem library]] at the College of William and Mary.  Digital versions of some articles are linked directly to index entries. Some may be available through [http://books.google.com/ Google Books], [https://archive.org/ Internet Archive], JSTOR or [http://www.hathitrust.org/ HathiTrust Digital Library].  
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The [https://swem.wm.edu/databases/by-initial/1 library database] is a priopriatary one, included in the misnamed "19th Century Masterfile", which includes both the Virginia Historical Index and Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906).    
  
 
Entries in the index are referenced by volume number, abbreviation of publication title, and page number, for example, "Nicholas, Wilson Cary 11V295" or "Cape Henry 7T22."    
 
Entries in the index are referenced by volume number, abbreviation of publication title, and page number, for example, "Nicholas, Wilson Cary 11V295" or "Cape Henry 7T22."    
  
 
For more information about the Virginia Historical Index, see [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/swem.htm "Using the Virginia Historical Index (Swem) at the Library of Virginia]", a research guide on the Library of Virginia website.
 
For more information about the Virginia Historical Index, see [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/swem.htm "Using the Virginia Historical Index (Swem) at the Library of Virginia]", a research guide on the Library of Virginia website.

Revision as of 22:19, 12 November 2013

A comprehensive index to several publications concerning Virginia history and genealogy, compiled under the direction of Dr. Earl Gregg Swem (1870-1965).  Includes:

  • The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, volumes 1-38 (1893-1930)
  • William and Mary College Quarterly Magazine first series, volumes 1-27 (1892-1919)
  • William and Mary College Quarterly Magazine second series, volumes 1-10 (1921-1930)
  • Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, volumes 1-10 (1919-1929)
  • Virginia Historical Register and Literary Advertiser, volumes 1-6 (1848-1853)
  • The Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary, volumes 1-5 (1895-1906)
  • Hening's Statutes at Large, volumes 1-13 (1619-1792)
  • Calendar of Virginia State Papers, volumes 1-11 (1652-1869).

Print versions of the index (either two-volume or four-volume versions) are available in the reference section of a number of public libraries (OCLC #1723949).

The index has been digitized and can be searched in personal at the Earl Gregg Swem library at the College of William and Mary.  Digital versions of some articles are linked directly to index entries. Some may be available through Google Books, Internet Archive, JSTOR or HathiTrust Digital Library.  

The library database is a priopriatary one, included in the misnamed "19th Century Masterfile", which includes both the Virginia Historical Index and Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906).  

Entries in the index are referenced by volume number, abbreviation of publication title, and page number, for example, "Nicholas, Wilson Cary 11V295" or "Cape Henry 7T22."  

For more information about the Virginia Historical Index, see "Using the Virginia Historical Index (Swem) at the Library of Virginia", a research guide on the Library of Virginia website.