Dickenson County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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Main article: Dickenson County, Virginia

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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As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Dickenson, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 10,000 entries.

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

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Dickenson County families include:

  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., FHL Collection [Includes Dickenson Co. families, 1650-1964 and Dickenson Co. genealogy 1732-1933.]
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Some Sandy Basin Characters. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1962. 1985 reprint: FHL Collection


  • [Amburgey] Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Cllection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., FHL Collection
  • [Beverly] Adkins, Frank M. "A Historical Sketch of the Beverlys," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 19 (Feb. 1981):14-20. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • [Colley] Boardman, Elizabeth Joye Mabe. Thomas Colley Family: Russell County, Virginia; Washington County, Virginia; Dickenson County, Virginia; Buchanan County, Virginia; Smyth County, Virginia. [Palm Coast, Florida]: J. Boardman, 2001. FHL Collection; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Counts] See Amburgey.
  • [Crabtree] Steele, Fannie Lane and Ina Jean Stanley Dotson. The Crabtree-Stanley Collection: A Memorial, a Collection of the Ancestry and Descendants of James Crabtree and James Stanley. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Ervin] Ervin, Maxwell. Clan Ervin: Russell and Dickenson Counties, Virginia. Springfield, Massachusetts: M. Ervin, 2008. FHL Collection
  • [Fuller] Wilcox, Roxie Hammill. Some Fullers of Buchanan and Dickenson Counties in Virginia: And Their Descendants. Portland, Oregon: R.H. Wilcox, 1977. FHL Collection
  • [Kiser] Kiser, Esther. Sandy Ridge Kiser - Powers Kinsfolks. Cleveland, Va.: E. Kiser, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Lane] Steele, Fannie Lane. The Lane Family: The Ancestry and Descendants of General Jackson Lane and Allied Families: Crabtree, Estep, Hutchinson, Powers, Ritchie, Roberson, Russell. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1991. FHL Collection
  • [Mullins] Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. "The Mullins Family in Dickenson County," The Cumberland Empire, Vol. 4 (Oct. 1932). FHL Collection
  • [Rose] Johnson, Denver G. My Rose Family of Dickenson County, Virginia -- and Beyond: A Genealogy of My Mother’s Rose Family of Southwest Virginia. n.p.: D.G. Johnson, 2009. FHL Collection
  • [Stanley] See Crabtree.
  • [Sutherland] See Amburgey.
  • [Taylor] Owens, Jane E. Bolton. Owens Family: And Related Families. San Diego, Calif.: J.B. Owens, 1989. FHL Collection