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More than a dozen family history books and articles have been published about Floyd County's families.

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As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Floyd, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 80,000 entries.

Floyd County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 0 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Floyd County families include:

  • Burton, Charles T. Botetourt County, Virginia, Early Settlers: From the Earliest Times through 1795, in the Area that was Botetourt County in 1782, Covers Parts of Present-day Counties of Montgomery, Bath, Giles, Floyd, Alleghany, Roanoke, Craig and Monroe. Troutville, Va.: n.p., 1979?. FHL Collection 6015637-6015638
  • Shelor, Sue Jefferson. Pioneers and Their Coat of Arms of Floyd County: Genealogies of Prominent Early Settlers of the Blue Ridge Plateau of Virginia. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing, 1961. FHL Book 929.273 Sh44s.



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]

  • [Cox] Peterson, Dorothy Burnett. Blue Ridge Heritage; Burnett, Branscome, Hylton, Cox, Slaughter and Related Families. Memphis, Tenn.: Roblee Press, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 B934p.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795592 Item 6 Includes Floyd County.
  • [Howell] Roseberry, Greg E. The Elbert Howell -- Bertha Burnop Family of Floyd, Smyth, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia: Including the Burnop, Duncan, Fischbach, Hanks, Heimbach, Holtzclaw, Howell, Hylton, Morricle, Otterbach, Pratt, Stuell, Vaughan, and Weddle Families. Lincoln, Nebraska: Writers Club Press, 2002. FHL Collection 929.273 H839rg
  • [Keith] King, Larry. Keith Kinfolks. Descendants of James Keith, Sr., From 1720 to 1979. Hendersonville, Tenn., 1979. FHL Book 929.273 K269a.
  • [Lester] Tise, Marguerite. The Lester Family of Floyd County and Montgomery County, Virginia. Floyd, Virginia: M. Tise, 1996. FHL Collection 929.273 L567t; FHL Collection 929.273 L567t 1997
  • [Light] Vaughn, Onie W. "Light Family Sketch," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 13 (Feb. 1980):15-17. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980).
  • [Link] McNeil, Maynard W. Genealogy of the Link Family of Floyd County, Virginia. Washington, N.J.: M. McNeil, 1990. FHL Collection 1697501 Item 19
  • [Peterman] Tise, Marguerite. The Peterman Family of Floyd and Montgomery Counties Virginia. Floyd, Virginia: M. Tise, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 P442tm
  • [Reed] Randers-Pehrson, Nancy Mae Little and Glenn Randers-Pehrson. The John Marchel and Anne Cora (Nichols) Reed Family: of Franklin and Floyd Counties, Virginia, and Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland. Edgewood, Maryland: N.M. & G. Randers-Pehrson, 1994. FHL Collection 929.273 R251rp
  • [Slusher] See Turman.
  • [Smith] McNeil, Maynard W., Luther N. Byrd, and Ethel Simmons Pell. The Smith Family of Botetourt and Floyd Counties, Va. and Surrey and Stokes Counties, N.C.: Descendants of Absolem and Humphrey Smith. Washington, New Jersey: M.W. McNeil, 1990. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 5983
  • [Turman] King, Hatcher and Alta King. Turman and Slusher Genealogy, 1757-1974: Christopher Slusher Sr., Wife, Eva, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Fredrick, Washington Counties, Maryland, Montgomery, Floyd Counties, Virginia. MSS., FHL Collection 962558 Item 1 etc.



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