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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia|Virginia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Greene_County,_Virginia|Greene County]]''
  
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<br>'''Greene County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Greene County''' (established 1838) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Greene County
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| state = Virginia
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| founded year = 1838
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| seat wl = Stanardsville
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[[Image:{{VAGreenecourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.gcva.us/dpts/cort/clerk.htm Greene County Courthouse ]<br>P.O. Box 386<br>Standardsville, VA 22973-0386<br>Phone 434-985-5208
  
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Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896 <br>and 1912-1919, death records 1838-1860 <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Virginia. Page 714 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Research Guides ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*Dorman, John Frederick. "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Greene County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):106-107. Digital version at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($).
  
==== Court ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Genealogy&nbsp;  ====
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{{VABible}}
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/greene.html Tombstone Transcription Project Greene County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== General =====
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==== Census ====
  
As of November 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Greene+Virginia&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search individuals born in Greene, Virginia] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 10,000 entries.
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{{VAcensus}} {{USCensusPop
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|1840=4232
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|1850=4400
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|1860=5022
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|1870=4634
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|1880=5830
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|1890=5622
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|1900=6214
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|1910=6937
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|1920=6369
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|1930=5980
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|1940=5218
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|1950=4745
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|1960=4715
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|1970=5248
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|1980=7625
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|1990=10297
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|2000=15244
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===== Bibliography =====
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==== Church Records ====
  
*'''[Fitzgerald] '''Hudgins, Dennis Ray. ''Fitzgerald &amp; Jarrell Families: Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Greene Co. Virginia''. MSS., microfilmed 1991. {{FHL|478057|item}} 1597899 Item 11
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*'''[Jarrell]''' Hudgins, Dennis Ray. ''Fitzgerald &amp; Jarrell Families: Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Greene Co. Virginia''. MSS., microfilmed 1991. {{FHL|478057|item}} 1597899 Item 11
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*'''[Miller]''' Miller, James Boyce and Robert Braxton Miller. ''The Miller Family of Orange/Greene Counties, Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: R.B. Miller, [1995?]. {{FHL|750434|item}} 929.273 M612mjb
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==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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Several genealogies have been published about Greene County families. To view a list, visit [[Greene County, Virginia Genealogy]].
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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{{vapatent}}
  
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 13 patents dated 1722-1761 in what is now Greene County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 13 patents dated 1722-1761 in what is now Greene County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Greene County on pages 130-131.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Greene County on pages 130-131.]
  
===== '''''War of 1812''''' =====
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===== War of 1812  =====
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Greene County.]  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Greene County.]  
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Greene County, p. 82. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Greene County, p. 82. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{VAciv}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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:- [[7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>David F. Riggs, ''7th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). {{FHL|342012|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Greene Rough and Readys) and Company K (King and Queen Artillery).<ref>Johnny L. Scott, ''34th Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|963370|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135}}.</ref>
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Greene County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):106-107. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=33159&disp=The+Virginia+genealogist FHL]; digital version at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors ]($).
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''2011-present''' - ''Greene County Record'' (Stanardsville, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''''Birth'''''
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===== Birth =====
  
 
Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Greene County, Virginia birth records online at Ancestry:  
 
Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Greene County, Virginia birth records online at Ancestry:  
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*''Greene County, Virginia Births, 1879-1887'' [database on-line]. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4142 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*''Greene County, Virginia Births, 1879-1887'' [database on-line]. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4142 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*''Greene County, Virginia Births, 1888-1896'' [database on-line]. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4129 Ancestry] ($).
 
*''Greene County, Virginia Births, 1888-1896'' [database on-line]. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4129 Ancestry] ($).
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Central Virginia Genealogical Association|Central Virginia Genealogical Association]]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://genealogenie.net/greene/ Greene Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190473&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Greene&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/greene/ Cyndi's List]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 19:52, 5 October 2012

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Greene County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Greene County (established 1838) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Greene County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Greene County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1838
County Seat Stanardsville
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse, Stanardsville, Va.
 

Greene County Courthouse
P.O. Box 386
Standardsville, VA 22973-0386
Phone 434-985-5208

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896
and 1912-1919, death records 1838-1860
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1838[1]


Beginning Dates for Greene County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1838 1853 1840 1835 1839

History

General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786)

The county is named after Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786).

Parent County

1838--Greene County was created 24 January 1838 from Orange County.
County seat: Stanardsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • Dorman, John Frederick. "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Greene County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):106-107. Digital version at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Greene County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18404,232
18504,4004.0%
18605,02214.1%
18704,634−7.7%
18805,83025.8%
18905,622−3.6%
19006,21410.5%
19106,93711.6%
19206,369−8.2%
19305,980−6.1%
19405,218−12.7%
19504,745−9.1%
19604,715−0.6%
19705,24811.3%
19807,62545.3%
199010,29735.0%
200015,24448.0%

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Greene County families. To view a list, visit Greene County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Greene County on pages 130-131.]
War of 1812
  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Greene County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Greene County, p. 82. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Greene County, Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Greene County, Virginia:

- 7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate). Company F.[3]
- 34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Greene Rough and Readys) and Company K (King and Queen Artillery).[4]

Newspapers

  • 2011-present - Greene County Record (Stanardsville, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Greene County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth

Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Greene County, Virginia birth records online at Ancestry:

  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1853-1871 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1872-1878 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1879-1887 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1888-1896 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Virginia. Page 714 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. David F. Riggs, 7th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3.
  4. Johnny L. Scott, 34th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135.