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Guide to '''Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Virginia Information==
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Virginia became the tenth state admitted to the United States in June 25, 1788. Virginia was created from the Colony of Virginia and is located in the southeast region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> There are 95 counties in Virginia.
  
 
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==Getting Started ==
}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Virginia]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Virginia page<br>Old Dominion{{/p}}[[Image:{{ColWmsburgPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*Early [[Virginia Taxation|tax records]] replace missing 1790, 1800, &amp; 1810 federal census<ref>For a 1790 census substitute tax list see Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, ''The 1787 Census of Virginia'', 3 vols. (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987) ({{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4sn}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17262576 WorldCat entry]) among others. For the 1800 census substitute tax lists are published county-by-county in the periodical ''The Virginia Genealogist'' ({{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1769189 WorldCat entry]). For the missing 15 counties of the 1810 federal census see Netti Schreiner-Yantis, ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing'' (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971) ({{FHL|109831|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4s}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/210554 WorldCat entry]).</ref>
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned counties]] are common in VA<ref>“Records from Burned Counties,” ''Virginia Genealogical Society Bulletin'', 4, issue 3 (July 1966) ({{FHL|41739|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 4}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61483708 WorldCat entry]).</ref>
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*Early [[Virginia Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Episcopal parish registers]] were used as county government records.<ref>Carol McGinnis, ''Virginia Genealogy: Sources and Resources'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1993), 39-44. ({{FHL|638715|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 A3m}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28187567 WorldCat entry]). For example, processioning, walking private land boundaries to restore lost landmarks, was recorded in Episcopal parish books.</ref>
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*3/4 colonists [[Virginia Emigration and Immigration|arrived]] in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant<ref>Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Virginia court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.</ref>
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*Some [[Virginia Probate Records|Virginia colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>
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*Many counties have early settlers maps
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*British mercantile claims identify deaths and migrations of Virginians between 1770s and early 1800s<ref>These records, found in London, have been published as serial articles in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/ American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.</ref>
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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<h3>Getting Started with Virginia Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Virginia research.
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*[[How to Find Virginia Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Virginia Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Virginia Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Virginia Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
<br><br><br>Join a Community of Virginia researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/134534759956461?ref=ts Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]. NEW!
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<h3>Virginia Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Virginia research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/Virginia/ Boundary Changes for Virginia Counties]  
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*[[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://vagenweb.org/ VAGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Virginia.
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|}<br>{{Click|Image:VA_ORP.png|Virginia Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
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== Virginia Clickable Map==
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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=== Counties and Independent Cities ===
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==Counties and Independent Cities==
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'''''Counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Accomack County, Virginia Genealogy|Accomack]]{{•}} [[Albemarle County, Virginia Genealogy|Albemarle]]{{•}} [[Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy|Alleghany]]{{•}} [[Amelia County, Virginia Genealogy|Amelia]]{{•}} [[Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy|Amherst]]{{•}} [[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy|Appomattox]]{{•}} [[Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy|Arlington]]{{•}} [[Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy|Augusta]]{{•}} [[Bath County, Virginia Genealogy|Bath]]{{•}} [[Bedford County, Virginia Genealogy|Bedford]]{{•}} [[Bland County, Virginia Genealogy|Bland]]{{•}} [[Botetourt County, Virginia Genealogy|Botetourt]]{{•}} [[Brunswick County, Virginia Genealogy|Brunswick]]{{•}} [[Buchanan County, Virginia Genealogy|Buchanan]]{{•}} [[Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy|Buckingham]]{{•}} [[Campbell County, Virginia Genealogy|Campbell]]{{•}} [[Caroline County, Virginia Genealogy|Caroline]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Virginia Genealogy|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Charles City County, Virginia Genealogy|Charles City]]{{•}} [[Charlotte County, Virginia Genealogy|Charlotte]]{{•}} [[Chesterfield County, Virginia Genealogy|Chesterfield]]{{•}} [[Clarke County, Virginia Genealogy|Clarke]]{{•}} [[Craig County, Virginia Genealogy|Craig]]{{•}} [[Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy|Culpeper]]{{•}} [[Cumberland County, Virginia Genealogy|Cumberland]]{{•}} [[Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy|Dickenson]]{{•}} [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy|Dinwiddie]]{{•}} [[Essex County, Virginia Genealogy|Essex]]{{•}} [[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy|Fairfax]]{{•}} [[Fauquier County, Virginia Genealogy|Fauquier]]{{•}} [[Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy|Floyd]]{{•}} [[Fluvanna County, Virginia Genealogy|Fluvanna]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Virginia Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Frederick County, Virginia Genealogy|Frederick]]{{•}} [[Giles County, Virginia Genealogy|Giles]]{{•}} [[Gloucester County, Virginia Genealogy|Gloucester]]{{•}} [[Goochland County, Virginia Genealogy|Goochland]]{{•}} [[Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy|Grayson]]{{•}} [[Greene County, Virginia Genealogy|Greene]]{{•}} [[Greensville County, Virginia Genealogy|Greensville]]{{•}} [[Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy|Halifax]]{{•}} [[Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy|Hanover]]{{•}} [[Henrico County, Virginia Genealogy|Henrico]]{{•}} [[Henry County, Virginia Genealogy|Henry]]{{•}} [[Highland County, Virginia Genealogy|Highland]]{{•}} [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia Genealogy|Isle of Wight]]{{•}} [[James City County, Virginia Genealogy|James City]]{{•}} [[King and Queen County, Virginia Genealogy|King and Queen]]{{•}} [[King George County, Virginia Genealogy|King George]]{{•}} [[King William County, Virginia Genealogy|King William]]{{•}} [[Lancaster County, Virginia Genealogy|Lancaster]]{{•}} [[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy|Lee]]{{•}} [[Loudoun County, Virginia Genealogy|Loudoun]]{{•}} [[Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy|Louisa]]{{•}} [[Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy|Lunenburg]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Virginia Genealogy|Madison]]{{•}} [[Mathews County, Virginia Genealogy|Mathews]]{{•}} [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy|Mecklenburg]]{{•}} [[Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy|Middlesex]]{{•}} [[Montgomery County, Virginia Genealogy|Montgomery]]{{•}} [[Nelson County, Virginia Genealogy|Nelson]]{{•}} [[New Kent County, Virginia Genealogy|New Kent]]{{•}} [[Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy|Northampton]]{{•}} [[Northumberland County, Virginia Genealogy|Northumberland]]{{•}} [[Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy|Nottoway]]{{•}} [[Orange County, Virginia Genealogy|Orange]]{{•}} [[Page County, Virginia Genealogy|Page]]{{•}} [[Patrick County, Virginia Genealogy|Patrick]]{{•}} [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy|Pittsylvania]]{{•}} [[Powhatan County, Virginia Genealogy|Powhatan]]{{•}} [[Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy|Prince Edward]]{{•}} [[Prince George County, Virginia Genealogy|Prince George]]{{•}} [[Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy|Prince William]]{{•}} [[Pulaski County, Virginia Genealogy|Pulaski]]{{•}} [[Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy|Rappahannock]]{{•}} [[Richmond County, Virginia Genealogy|Richmond]]{{•}} [[Roanoke County, Virginia Genealogy|Roanoke]]{{•}} [[Rockbridge County, Virginia Genealogy|Rockbridge]]{{•}} [[Rockingham County, Virginia Genealogy|Rockingham]]{{•}} [[Russell County, Virginia Genealogy|Russell]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Virginia Genealogy|Scott]]{{•}} [[Shenandoah County, Virginia Genealogy|Shenandoah]]{{•}} [[Smyth County, Virginia Genealogy|Smyth]]{{•}} [[Southampton County, Virginia Genealogy|Southampton]]{{•}} [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy|Spotsylvania]]{{•}} [[Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy|Stafford]]{{•}} [[Surry County, Virginia Genealogy|Surry]]{{•}} [[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy|Sussex]]{{•}} [[Tazewell County, Virginia Genealogy|Tazewell]]{{•}} [[Warren County, Virginia Genealogy|Warren]]{{•}} [[Washington County, Virginia Genealogy|Washington]]{{•}} [[Westmoreland County, Virginia Genealogy|Westmoreland]]{{•}} [[Wise County, Virginia Genealogy|Wise]]{{•}} [[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy|Wythe]]{{•}} [[York County, Virginia Genealogy|York]]<br>'''''Independent Cities:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]]{{•}} [[Bedford, Virginia|Bedford]]{{•}} [[Bristol, Virginia|Bristol]]{{•}} [[Buena Vista, Virginia|Buena Vista]]{{•}} [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]]{{•}} [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]]{{•}} [[Clifton Forge, Virginia|Clifton Forge]]{{•}} [[Colonial Heights, Virginia|Colonial Heights]]{{•}} [[Covington, Virginia|Covington]]{{•}} [[Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Danville]]{{•}} [[Emporia, Virginia|Emporia]]{{•}} [[Fairfax, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{•}} [[Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church]]{{•}} [[Franklin, Virginia|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]]{{•}} [[Galax, Virginia|Galax]]{{•}} [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]]{{•}} [[Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg]]{{•}} [[Hopewell, Virginia|Hopewell]]{{•}} [[Lexington, Virginia|Lexington]]{{•}} [[Lynchburg, Virginia|Lynchburg]]{{•}} [[Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]]{{•}} [[Martinsville, Virginia|Martinsville]]{{•}} [[Newport News, Virginia|Newport News]]{{•}} [[Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{•}} [[Norton, Wise County, Virginia|Norton]]{{•}} [[Petersburg, Virginia|Petersburg]]{{•}} [[Poquoson, Virginia|Poquoson]]{{•}} [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{•}} [[Radford, Virginia|Radford]]{{•}} [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]{{•}} [[Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{•}} [[Salem, Virginia|Salem]]{{•}} [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton]]{{•}} [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{•}} [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]]{{•}} [[Waynesboro, Virginia|Waynesboro]]{{•}} [[Williamsburg, Virginia|Williamsburg]]{{•}} [[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester]]
  
'''''Counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack]]{{·}} [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]]{{·}} [[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]]{{·}} [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]{{·}} [[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]]{{·}} [[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]{{·}} [[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]]{{·}} [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]]{{·}} [[Bath County, Virginia|Bath]]{{·}} [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]{{·}} [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]]{{·}} [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]{{·}} [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]{{·}} [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]{{·}} [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]{{·}} [[Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline]]{{·}} [[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]{{·}} [[Charles City County, Virginia|Charles City]]{{·}} [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]{{·}} [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]]{{·}} [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]]{{·}} [[Craig County, Virginia|Craig]]{{·}} [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]]{{·}} [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson]]{{·}} [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]{{·}} [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]]{{·}} [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier]]{{·}} [[Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd]]{{·}} [[Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna]]{{·}} [[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]]{{·}} [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]{{·}} [[Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland]]{{·}} [[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]{{·}} [[Greene County, Virginia|Greene]]{{·}} [[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]{{·}} [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]{{·}} [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]]{{·}} [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]]{{·}} [[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]{{·}} [[Highland County, Virginia|Highland]]{{·}} [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]]{{·}} [[James City County, Virginia|James City]]{{·}} [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]{{·}} [[King George County, Virginia|King George]]{{·}} [[King William County, Virginia|King William]]{{·}} [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Lee County, Virginia|Lee]]{{·}} [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]{{·}} [[Louisa County, Virginia|Louisa]]{{·}} [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Virginia|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]{{·}} [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia|Mecklenburg]]{{·}} [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]]{{·}} [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]]{{·}} [[New Kent County, Virginia|New Kent]]{{·}} [[Northampton County, Virginia|Northampton]]{{·}} [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]]{{·}} [[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]{{·}} [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]]{{·}} [[Page County, Virginia|Page]]{{·}} [[Patrick County, Virginia|Patrick]]{{·}} [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania]]{{·}} [[Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan]]{{·}} [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]]{{·}} [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]{{·}} [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]{{·}} [[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]{{·}} [[Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock]]{{·}} [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge]]{{·}} [[Rockingham County, Virginia|Rockingham]]{{·}} [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]{{·}} [[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]{{·}} [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]{{·}} [[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]{{·}} [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]{{·}} [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]]{{·}} [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]{{·}} [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]{{·}} [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]]{{·}} [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]]{{·}} [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]]{{·}} [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]{{·}} [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]{{·}} [[Wythe County, Virginia|Wythe]]{{·}} [[York County, Virginia|York]]<br>'''''Independent Cities:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]]{{·}} [[Bedford, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bristol, Virginia|Bristol]]{{·}} [[Buena Vista, Virginia|Buena Vista]]{{·}} [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]]{{·}} [[Clifton Forge, Virginia|Clifton Forge]]{{·}} [[Colonial Heights, Virginia|Colonial Heights]]{{·}} [[Covington, Virginia|Covington]]{{·}} [[Danville, Virginia|Danville]]{{·}} [[Emporia, Virginia|Emporia]]{{·}} [[Fairfax, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church]]{{·}} [[Franklin, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]]{{·}} [[Galax, Virginia|Galax]]{{·}} [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg]]{{·}} [[Hopewell, Virginia|Hopewell]]{{·}} [[Lexington, Virginia|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Lynchburg, Virginia|Lynchburg]]{{·}} [[Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]]{{·}} [[Martinsville, Virginia|Martinsville]]{{·}} [[Newport News, Virginia|Newport News]]{{·}} [[Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Norton, Virginia|Norton]]{{·}} [[Petersburg, Virginia|Petersburg]]{{·}} [[Poquoson, Virginia|Poquoson]]{{·}} [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{·}} [[Radford, Virginia|Radford]]{{·}} [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Salem, Virginia|Salem]]{{·}} [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton]]{{·}} [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]]{{·}} [[Waynesboro, Virginia|Waynesboro]]{{·}} [[Williamsburg, Virginia|Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Alexandria County, Virginia Genealogy|Alexandria County]]{{}} [[Dunmore County, Virginia Genealogy|Dunmore]]{{}} [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia Genealogy|Elizabeth City]]{{}} [[Fincastle County, Virginia Genealogy|Fincastle]]{{}} [[Illinois County, Virginia Genealogy|Illinois]]{{}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia Genealogy|Kentucky]]{{}} [[Manchester, Virginia|Manchester]]{{}} [[Nansemond County, Virginia Genealogy|Nansemond]]{{}} [[Norfolk County, Virginia Genealogy|Norfolk]]{{}} [[Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Genealogy|Norfolk (Lower)]]{{}} [[New Norfolk County, Virginia Genealogy|Norfolk (New)]]{{}} [[South Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk (South)]]{{}} [[Upper Norfolk County, Virginia Genealogy|Norfolk (Upper)]]{{}} [[Princess Anne County, Virginia Genealogy|Princess Anne]]{{}} [[(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy|Rappahannock (Old)]]{{}} [[South Boston, Virginia|South Boston]]{{}} [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]{{}} [[Yohogania County, Virginia Genealogy|Yohogania]]  
  
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. For a '''larger''' version of the map, see [[Virginia Counties Map|Virginia Counties Map]]. {{VAimagemap2}}
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== Virginia Migration Routes  ==
  
'''Extinct Counties and Cities:'''&nbsp; [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County]]{{·}} [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]{{·}} [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]]{{·}} [[Illinois County, Virginia|Illinois]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]{{·}} [[Manchester, Virginia|Manchester]]{{·}} [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]]{{·}} [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Lower Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Lower)]]{{·}} [[New Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (New)]]{{·}} [[South Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk (South)]]{{·}} [[Upper Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Upper)]]{{·}} [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]]{{·}} [[(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock (Old)]]{{·}} [[South Boston, Virginia|South Boston]]{{·}} [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]{{·}} [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania]]  
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake Bay]]{{·}} [[James River]]{{·}} [[Potomac River]]{{·}} [[Rappahannock River]]{{·}} [[York River]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]]{{·}}[[National Road|Cumberland Road (or National Road)]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road|Fall Line Road (or Southern Road)]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[National Road|National Road (or Cumberland Road)]]{{·}} [[New River and Southern Trail]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Northwestern Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Pamunkey-New River Trail]]{{·}} [[Pioneer Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond-Williamsburg Road]]{{·}} [[Saura-Saponi Trail]]{{·}} [[Secondary Coast Road]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road|Fall Line Road (or (Fall LIne Road)]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]{{·}} [[Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail]]
  
'''Counties now part of Kentucky:&nbsp;''' [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]] (extinct){{·}} [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]{{·}} [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
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== Colonial Parishes  ==
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[[Image:Virginia.png|right|200px|Virginia.png]]'''Counties now part of West Virginia:&nbsp;''' [[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]]{{·}} [[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]{{·}} [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]]{{·}} [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]{{·}} [[Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]]{{·}} [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]{{·}} [[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]{{·}} [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]]{{·}} [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]{{·}} [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]]{{·}} [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]{{·}} [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]{{·}} [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]{{·}} [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]{{·}} [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]{{·}} [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]{{·}} [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall]]{{·}} [[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]{{·}} [[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]{{·}} [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]{{·}} [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]{{·}} [[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]{{·}} [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]{{·}} [[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]{{·}} [[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]{{·}} [[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]{{·}} [[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]{{·}} [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]]{{·}} [[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]{{·}} [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]{{·}} [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]{{·}} [[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]{{·}} [[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]{{·}} [[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]{{·}} [[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]{{·}} [[Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]{{·}} [[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]{{·}} [[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]{{·}} [[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]{{·}} [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]{{·}} [[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[Library of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Virginia Historical Society]]{{·}} [[University of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary]]{{·}} [[John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Jones Memorial Library]]{{·}} [[Virginia Theological Seminary]]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} Chesapeake Bay{{·}} James River{{·}} [[Potomac River]]{{·}} Rappahannock River{{·}} York River{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[New River and Southern Trail]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Northwestern Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Pamunkey-New River Trail]]{{·}} [[Pioneer Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond-Williamsburg Road]]{{·}} [[Saura-Saponi Trail]]{{·}} [[Secondary Coast Road]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]{{·}} [[Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail]]
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=== Virginia Featured Articles  ===
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| article = Southampton County, Virginia
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| linkwords = Southampton County
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| article = Virginia Census
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| article = Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy
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| article = Virginia Emigration and Immigration
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| linkwords = Virginia Immigration
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| article = Norborne Parish, Virginia
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=== Colonial Parishes  ===
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[[Abingdon Parish, Virginia|Abingdon]]{{·}} [[Accomac Parish, Virginia|Accomac]]{{·}} [[Accomack Parish, Virginia|Accomack]]{{·}} [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle]]{{·}} [[Amherst Parish, Virginia|Amherst]]{{·}} [[Antrim Parish, Virginia|Antrim]]{{·}} [[Appomattox Parish, Virginia|Appomattox]]{{·}} [[Argalls Gift Parish, Virginia|Argall's Gift]]{{·}} [[Augusta Parish, Virginia|Augusta]]{{·}} [[Bath Parish, Virginia|Bath]]{{·}} [[Beckford Parish, Virginia|Beckford]]{{·}} [[Berkeley Parish, Virginia|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Blisland Parish, Virginia|Blisland]]{{·}} [[Blount Point Parish, Virginia|Blount Point]]{{·}} [[Botetourt Parish, Virginia|Botetourt]]{{·}} [[Boutracy Parish, Virginia|Boutracy]]{{·}} [[Bristol Parish, Virginia|Bristol]]{{·}} [[Bromfield Parish, Virginia|Bromfield]]{{·}} [[Brunswick Parish, Virginia|Brunswick]]{{·}} [[Bruton Parish, Virginia|Bruton]]{{·}} [[Camden Parish, Virginia|Camden]]{{·}} [[Cameron Parish, Virginia|Cameron]]{{·}} [[Charles City Parish, Virginia|Charles City]]{{·}} [[Charles Parish, Virginia|Charles]]{{·}} [[Charles River Parish, Virginia|Charles River]]{{·}} [[Chickacoan Parish, Virginia|Chickacoan]]{{·}} [[Chickahominy Parish, Virginia|Chickahominy]]{{·}} [[Chippokes Parish, Virginia|Chippokes]]{{·}} [[Chiskiack Parish, Virginia|Chiskiack]]{{·}} [[Chotank Parish, Virginia|Chotank]]{{·}} [[Christ Church Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Christ Church (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia|Christ Church (Middlesex Co.)]]{{·}} [[Chuckatuck Parish, Virginia|Chuckatuck]]{{·}} [[Cople Parish, Virginia|Cople]]{{·}} [[Cornwall Parish, Virginia|Cornwall]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Parish, Virginia|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Dale Parish, Virginia|Dale]]{{·}} [[Denbigh Parish, Virginia|Denbigh]]{{·}} [[Dettingen Parish, Virginia|Dettingen]]{{·}} [[Drysdale Parish, Virginia|Drysdale]]{{·}} [[East Parish, Virginia|East]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth City Parish, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth River Parish, Virginia|Elizabeth River]]{{·}} [[Fairfax Parish, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Fairfield Parish, Virginia|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Farnham Parish, Virginia|Farnham]]{{·}} [[Flowerdew Hundred Parish, Virginia|Flowerdew Hundred]]{{·}}[[Fluvanna Parish, Virginia|Fluvanna]]{{·}} [[Frederick Parish, Virginia|Frederick]]{{·}} [[Fredericksville Parish, Virginia|Fredericksville]]{{·}} [[Hamilton Parish, Virginia|Hamilton]]{{·}} [[Hampton Parish, Virginia|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Hanover Parish, Virginia|Hanover]]{{·}} [[Harrop Parish, Virginia|Harrop]]{{·}} [[Henrico Parish, Virginia|Henrico]]{{·}} [[Hog Island Parish, Virginia|Hog Island]]{{·}} [[Hungars Parish, Virginia|Hungars]]{{·}} [[James City Parish, Virginia|James City]]{{·}} [[Jordans Journey Parish, Virginia|Jordan's Journey]]{{·}} [[Kecoughtan Parish, Virginia|Kecoughtan]]{{·}} [[Kingston Parish, Virginia|Kingston]]{{·}} [[King William Parish, Virginia|King William]]{{·}} [[Lancaster Parish, Virginia|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Lawnes Creek Parish, Virginia|Lawnes Creek]]{{·}} [[Lee Parish, Virginia|Lee]]{{·}} [[Leeds Parish, Virginia|Leeds]]{{·}} [[Lexington Parish, Virginia|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Littleton Parish, Virginia|Littleton]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Elizabeth City, Virginia|Lower (Elizabeth City Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia|Lower (Isle of Wight Co.)]] {{·}} [[Lower Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Lower (Lancaster Co.)]] {{·}} [[Lower Parish, Nansemond, Virginia|Lower (Nansemond Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Northampton, Virginia|Lower (Northampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Stafford, Virginia|Lower (Stafford Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Upper Norfolk, Virginia|Lower (Upper Norfolk Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Lower Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Lunenburg Parish, Virginia|Lunenburg]]{{·}} [[Lynnhaven Parish, Virginia|Lynnhaven]]{{·}} [[Machodick Parish, Virginia|Machodick]]{{·}} [[Manchester Parish, Virginia|Manchester]]{{·}} [[Marston Parish, Virginia|Marston]]{{·}} [[Martins Brandon Parish, Virginia|Martin's Brandon]]{{·}} [[Martins Hundred Parish, Virginia|Martin's Hundred]]{{·}} [[Meherrin Parish, Virginia|Meherrin]]{{·}} [[Middle Plantation Parish, Virginia|Middle Plantation]]{{·}} [[Middletowne Parish, Virginia|Middletowne]]{{·}} [[Montgomery Parish, Virginia|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Mulberry Island Parish, Virginia|Mulberry Island]]{{·}} [[New Poquoson Parish, Virginia|New Poquoson]]{{·}} [[Newport Parish, Virginia|Newport]]{{·}} [[Nomini Parish, Virginia|Nomini]]{{·}} [[Norborne Parish, Virginia|Norborne]]{{·}} [[Northampton Parish, Virginia|Northampton]]{{·}} [[North Farnham Parish, Virginia|North Farnham]]{{·}} [[Nottoway Parish, Prince Edward, Virginia|Nottoway (Prince Edward Co.)]]{{·}} [[Nottoway Parish, Southampton, Virginia|Nottoway (Southampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Nutmeg Quarter Parish, Virginia|Nutmeg Quarter]]{{·}} [[Occohannock Parish, Virginia|Occohannock]]{{·}} [[Overwharton Parish, Virginia|Overwharton]]{{·}} [[Patrick Parish, Virginia|Patrick]]{{·}} [[Petsworth Parish, Virginia|Petsworth]]{{·}} [[Piankatank Parish, Virginia|Piankatank]]{{·}} [[Piscataway Parish, Virginia|Piscataway]]{{·}} [[Poropotank Parish, Virginia|Poropotank]]{{·}} [[Portsmouth Parish, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{·}} [[Potomac Parish, Virginia|Potomac]]{{·}} [[Raleigh Parish, Virginia|Raleigh]]{{·}} [[Richmond Parish, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Rockbridge Parish, Virginia|Rockbridge]]{{·}} [[Rockingham Parish, Virginia|Rockingham]]{{·}} [[Russell Parish, Virginia|Russell]]{{·}} [[St. Andrews Parish, Virginia|St. Andrew's]]{{·}} [[St. Annes Parish, Albemarle, Virginia|St. Anne's (Albemarle Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Annes Parish, Essex and Caroline, Virginia|St. Anne's (Essex and Caroline Cos.)]]{{·}} [[St. Asaphs Parish, Virginia|St. Asaph's]]{{·}} [[St. Brides Parish, Virginia|St. Brides]]{{·}} [[St. Davids Parish, Virginia|St. David's]]{{·}} [[St. Georges Parish, Accomack, Virginia|St. George's (Accomack Co.)]] {{·}} [[St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania, Virginia|St. George's (Spotsylvania Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. James Northam Parish, Virginia|St. James Northam]]{{·}} [[St. James Southam Parish, Virginia|St. James Southam]]{{·}} [[St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia|St. James's (Goochland Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. James Parish, Mecklenburg, Virginia|St. James's (Mecklenburg Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Johns Parish, Virginia|St. John's]]{{·}} [[St. Lukes Parish, Virginia|St. Luke's]]{{·}} [[St. Margarets Parish, Virginia|St. Margaret's]]{{·}} [[St. Marks Parish, Virginia|St. Mark's]]{{·}} [[St. Martins Parish, Virginia|St. Martin's]]{{·}} [[St. Marys Parish, Virginia|St. Mary's]]{{·}} [[St. Marys Whitechapel Parish, Virginia|St. Mary's Whitechapel]]{{·}} [[St. Patricks Parish, Virginia|St. Patrick's]]{{·}} [[St. Pauls Parish, Hanover, Virginia|St. Paul's (Hanover Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Pauls Parish, King George, Virginia|St. Paul's (King George Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Peters Parish, Virginia|St. Peter's]]{{·}} [[St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia|St. Stephen's (King and Queen Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland, Virginia|St. Stephen's (Northumberland Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Thomas Parish, Virginia|St. Thomas]]{{·}} [[Shelburne Parish, Virginia|Shelburne]]{{·}} [[Sittenburne Parish, Virginia|Sittenburne]]{{·}} [[Smiths Hundred Parish, Virginia|Smith's Hundred]]{{·}} [[South Parish, Virginia|South]]{{·}} [[Southampton Parish, Virginia|Southampton]]{{·}} [[South Farnham Parish, Virginia|South Farnham]]{{·}} [[Southwark Parish, Virginia|Southwark]]{{·}} [[Stafford Parish, Virginia|Stafford]]{{·}} [[Stanley Hundred Parish, Virginia|Stanley Hundred]]{{·}} [[Stratton Major Parish, Virginia|Stratton Major]]{{·}} [[Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Tillotson Parish, Virginia|Tillotson]]{{·}} [[Trinity Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Trinity (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Trinity Parish, Louisa, Virginia|Trinity (Louisa Co.)]]{{·}} [[Truro Parish, Virginia|Truro]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Elizabeth City, Virginia|Upper (Elizabeth City Co.)]]{{·}}[[Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia|Upper (Isle of Wight Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Upper (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Nansemond, Virginia|Upper (Nansemond Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Northampton, Virginia|Upper (Northampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Stafford, Virginia|Upper (Stafford Co.)]] [[Upper Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Upper Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Varina Parish, Virginia|Varina]]{{·}} [[Wallingford Parish, Virginia|Wallingford]]{{·}} [[Ware Parish, Virginia|Ware]]{{·}} [[Warrosquyoake Parish, Virginia|Warrosquyoake]]{{·}} [[Warwick Parish, Virginia|Warwick]]{{·}} [[Washington Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia|Washington (Westmoreland Co.)]]{{·}} [[Washington Parish, Washington, Virginia|Washington (Washington Co.)]]{{·}} [[Waters Creek Parish, Virginia|Waters Creek]]{{·}} [[West Parish, Virginia|West]]{{·}} [[West and Shirley Parish, Virginia|West and Shirley]]{{·}} [[Westbury Parish, Virginia|Westbury]]{{·}} [[Westover Parish, Virginia|Westover]]{{·}} [[Weyanoke Parish, Virginia|Weyanoke]]{{·}} [[Wicomico Parish, Virginia|Wicomico]]{{·}} [[Wilmington Parish, Virginia|Wilmington]]{{·}} [[York Parish, Virginia|York]]{{·}} [[Yorkhampton Parish, Virginia|Yorkhampton]]  
 
[[Abingdon Parish, Virginia|Abingdon]]{{·}} [[Accomac Parish, Virginia|Accomac]]{{·}} [[Accomack Parish, Virginia|Accomack]]{{·}} [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle]]{{·}} [[Amherst Parish, Virginia|Amherst]]{{·}} [[Antrim Parish, Virginia|Antrim]]{{·}} [[Appomattox Parish, Virginia|Appomattox]]{{·}} [[Argalls Gift Parish, Virginia|Argall's Gift]]{{·}} [[Augusta Parish, Virginia|Augusta]]{{·}} [[Bath Parish, Virginia|Bath]]{{·}} [[Beckford Parish, Virginia|Beckford]]{{·}} [[Berkeley Parish, Virginia|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Blisland Parish, Virginia|Blisland]]{{·}} [[Blount Point Parish, Virginia|Blount Point]]{{·}} [[Botetourt Parish, Virginia|Botetourt]]{{·}} [[Boutracy Parish, Virginia|Boutracy]]{{·}} [[Bristol Parish, Virginia|Bristol]]{{·}} [[Bromfield Parish, Virginia|Bromfield]]{{·}} [[Brunswick Parish, Virginia|Brunswick]]{{·}} [[Bruton Parish, Virginia|Bruton]]{{·}} [[Camden Parish, Virginia|Camden]]{{·}} [[Cameron Parish, Virginia|Cameron]]{{·}} [[Charles City Parish, Virginia|Charles City]]{{·}} [[Charles Parish, Virginia|Charles]]{{·}} [[Charles River Parish, Virginia|Charles River]]{{·}} [[Chickacoan Parish, Virginia|Chickacoan]]{{·}} [[Chickahominy Parish, Virginia|Chickahominy]]{{·}} [[Chippokes Parish, Virginia|Chippokes]]{{·}} [[Chiskiack Parish, Virginia|Chiskiack]]{{·}} [[Chotank Parish, Virginia|Chotank]]{{·}} [[Christ Church Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Christ Church (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia|Christ Church (Middlesex Co.)]]{{·}} [[Chuckatuck Parish, Virginia|Chuckatuck]]{{·}} [[Cople Parish, Virginia|Cople]]{{·}} [[Cornwall Parish, Virginia|Cornwall]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Parish, Virginia|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Dale Parish, Virginia|Dale]]{{·}} [[Denbigh Parish, Virginia|Denbigh]]{{·}} [[Dettingen Parish, Virginia|Dettingen]]{{·}} [[Drysdale Parish, Virginia|Drysdale]]{{·}} [[East Parish, Virginia|East]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth City Parish, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth River Parish, Virginia|Elizabeth River]]{{·}} [[Fairfax Parish, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Fairfield Parish, Virginia|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Farnham Parish, Virginia|Farnham]]{{·}} [[Flowerdew Hundred Parish, Virginia|Flowerdew Hundred]]{{·}}[[Fluvanna Parish, Virginia|Fluvanna]]{{·}} [[Frederick Parish, Virginia|Frederick]]{{·}} [[Fredericksville Parish, Virginia|Fredericksville]]{{·}} [[Hamilton Parish, Virginia|Hamilton]]{{·}} [[Hampton Parish, Virginia|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Hanover Parish, Virginia|Hanover]]{{·}} [[Harrop Parish, Virginia|Harrop]]{{·}} [[Henrico Parish, Virginia|Henrico]]{{·}} [[Hog Island Parish, Virginia|Hog Island]]{{·}} [[Hungars Parish, Virginia|Hungars]]{{·}} [[James City Parish, Virginia|James City]]{{·}} [[Jordans Journey Parish, Virginia|Jordan's Journey]]{{·}} [[Kecoughtan Parish, Virginia|Kecoughtan]]{{·}} [[Kingston Parish, Virginia|Kingston]]{{·}} [[King William Parish, Virginia|King William]]{{·}} [[Lancaster Parish, Virginia|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Lawnes Creek Parish, Virginia|Lawnes Creek]]{{·}} [[Lee Parish, Virginia|Lee]]{{·}} [[Leeds Parish, Virginia|Leeds]]{{·}} [[Lexington Parish, Virginia|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Littleton Parish, Virginia|Littleton]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Elizabeth City, Virginia|Lower (Elizabeth City Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia|Lower (Isle of Wight Co.)]] {{·}} [[Lower Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Lower (Lancaster Co.)]] {{·}} [[Lower Parish, Nansemond, Virginia|Lower (Nansemond Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Northampton, Virginia|Lower (Northampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Stafford, Virginia|Lower (Stafford Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Parish, Upper Norfolk, Virginia|Lower (Upper Norfolk Co.)]]{{·}} [[Lower Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Lower Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Lunenburg Parish, Virginia|Lunenburg]]{{·}} [[Lynnhaven Parish, Virginia|Lynnhaven]]{{·}} [[Machodick Parish, Virginia|Machodick]]{{·}} [[Manchester Parish, Virginia|Manchester]]{{·}} [[Marston Parish, Virginia|Marston]]{{·}} [[Martins Brandon Parish, Virginia|Martin's Brandon]]{{·}} [[Martins Hundred Parish, Virginia|Martin's Hundred]]{{·}} [[Meherrin Parish, Virginia|Meherrin]]{{·}} [[Middle Plantation Parish, Virginia|Middle Plantation]]{{·}} [[Middletowne Parish, Virginia|Middletowne]]{{·}} [[Montgomery Parish, Virginia|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Mulberry Island Parish, Virginia|Mulberry Island]]{{·}} [[New Poquoson Parish, Virginia|New Poquoson]]{{·}} [[Newport Parish, Virginia|Newport]]{{·}} [[Nomini Parish, Virginia|Nomini]]{{·}} [[Norborne Parish, Virginia|Norborne]]{{·}} [[Northampton Parish, Virginia|Northampton]]{{·}} [[North Farnham Parish, Virginia|North Farnham]]{{·}} [[Nottoway Parish, Prince Edward, Virginia|Nottoway (Prince Edward Co.)]]{{·}} [[Nottoway Parish, Southampton, Virginia|Nottoway (Southampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Nutmeg Quarter Parish, Virginia|Nutmeg Quarter]]{{·}} [[Occohannock Parish, Virginia|Occohannock]]{{·}} [[Overwharton Parish, Virginia|Overwharton]]{{·}} [[Patrick Parish, Virginia|Patrick]]{{·}} [[Petsworth Parish, Virginia|Petsworth]]{{·}} [[Piankatank Parish, Virginia|Piankatank]]{{·}} [[Piscataway Parish, Virginia|Piscataway]]{{·}} [[Poropotank Parish, Virginia|Poropotank]]{{·}} [[Portsmouth Parish, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{·}} [[Potomac Parish, Virginia|Potomac]]{{·}} [[Raleigh Parish, Virginia|Raleigh]]{{·}} [[Richmond Parish, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Rockbridge Parish, Virginia|Rockbridge]]{{·}} [[Rockingham Parish, Virginia|Rockingham]]{{·}} [[Russell Parish, Virginia|Russell]]{{·}} [[St. Andrews Parish, Virginia|St. Andrew's]]{{·}} [[St. Annes Parish, Albemarle, Virginia|St. Anne's (Albemarle Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Annes Parish, Essex and Caroline, Virginia|St. Anne's (Essex and Caroline Cos.)]]{{·}} [[St. Asaphs Parish, Virginia|St. Asaph's]]{{·}} [[St. Brides Parish, Virginia|St. Brides]]{{·}} [[St. Davids Parish, Virginia|St. David's]]{{·}} [[St. Georges Parish, Accomack, Virginia|St. George's (Accomack Co.)]] {{·}} [[St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania, Virginia|St. George's (Spotsylvania Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. James Northam Parish, Virginia|St. James Northam]]{{·}} [[St. James Southam Parish, Virginia|St. James Southam]]{{·}} [[St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia|St. James's (Goochland Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. James Parish, Mecklenburg, Virginia|St. James's (Mecklenburg Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Johns Parish, Virginia|St. John's]]{{·}} [[St. Lukes Parish, Virginia|St. Luke's]]{{·}} [[St. Margarets Parish, Virginia|St. Margaret's]]{{·}} [[St. Marks Parish, Virginia|St. Mark's]]{{·}} [[St. Martins Parish, Virginia|St. Martin's]]{{·}} [[St. Marys Parish, Virginia|St. Mary's]]{{·}} [[St. Marys Whitechapel Parish, Virginia|St. Mary's Whitechapel]]{{·}} [[St. Patricks Parish, Virginia|St. Patrick's]]{{·}} [[St. Pauls Parish, Hanover, Virginia|St. Paul's (Hanover Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Pauls Parish, King George, Virginia|St. Paul's (King George Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Peters Parish, Virginia|St. Peter's]]{{·}} [[St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia|St. Stephen's (King and Queen Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland, Virginia|St. Stephen's (Northumberland Co.)]]{{·}} [[St. Thomas Parish, Virginia|St. Thomas]]{{·}} [[Shelburne Parish, Virginia|Shelburne]]{{·}} [[Sittenburne Parish, Virginia|Sittenburne]]{{·}} [[Smiths Hundred Parish, Virginia|Smith's Hundred]]{{·}} [[South Parish, Virginia|South]]{{·}} [[Southampton Parish, Virginia|Southampton]]{{·}} [[South Farnham Parish, Virginia|South Farnham]]{{·}} [[Southwark Parish, Virginia|Southwark]]{{·}} [[Stafford Parish, Virginia|Stafford]]{{·}} [[Stanley Hundred Parish, Virginia|Stanley Hundred]]{{·}} [[Stratton Major Parish, Virginia|Stratton Major]]{{·}} [[Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Tillotson Parish, Virginia|Tillotson]]{{·}} [[Trinity Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Trinity (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Trinity Parish, Louisa, Virginia|Trinity (Louisa Co.)]]{{·}} [[Truro Parish, Virginia|Truro]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Elizabeth City, Virginia|Upper (Elizabeth City Co.)]]{{·}}[[Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia|Upper (Isle of Wight Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Lancaster, Virginia|Upper (Lancaster Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Nansemond, Virginia|Upper (Nansemond Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Northampton, Virginia|Upper (Northampton Co.)]]{{·}} [[Upper Parish, Stafford, Virginia|Upper (Stafford Co.)]] [[Upper Suffolk Parish, Virginia|Upper Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Varina Parish, Virginia|Varina]]{{·}} [[Wallingford Parish, Virginia|Wallingford]]{{·}} [[Ware Parish, Virginia|Ware]]{{·}} [[Warrosquyoake Parish, Virginia|Warrosquyoake]]{{·}} [[Warwick Parish, Virginia|Warwick]]{{·}} [[Washington Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia|Washington (Westmoreland Co.)]]{{·}} [[Washington Parish, Washington, Virginia|Washington (Washington Co.)]]{{·}} [[Waters Creek Parish, Virginia|Waters Creek]]{{·}} [[West Parish, Virginia|West]]{{·}} [[West and Shirley Parish, Virginia|West and Shirley]]{{·}} [[Westbury Parish, Virginia|Westbury]]{{·}} [[Westover Parish, Virginia|Westover]]{{·}} [[Weyanoke Parish, Virginia|Weyanoke]]{{·}} [[Wicomico Parish, Virginia|Wicomico]]{{·}} [[Wilmington Parish, Virginia|Wilmington]]{{·}} [[York Parish, Virginia|York]]{{·}} [[Yorkhampton Parish, Virginia|Yorkhampton]]  
  
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== Additional Resources ==
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[[Image: Colonial_Williamsburg_ladies.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Colonial Williamsburg reenactment]]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/ Cyndi's List] - Virginia genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/vir/ Virginia Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Virginia
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/Virginia-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Virginia
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/Virginia-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Virginia genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Virginia-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Virginia
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Virginia.pdf Virginia Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_counties,_cities,_and_towns_of_Virginia Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia.] A comprehensive study of the changes in Virginia cities/towns/counties over the years.
  
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*Many Virginia land and headright grants (1623-1782)&nbsp;have been indexed and published in ''Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants''.&nbsp;8 vols. {{FHL|160644|item}} 975.5 R2n v. 1 1963 etc. Once you find the name of the land grant recipient, you may access Images of the original records for free online at the Library of Virginia [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F website]&nbsp;(click the "Images &amp; Indexes" tab).
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*The complete 50-volume series of ''The Virginia Genealogist'' is available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors.org].
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*The first 40 volumes of the ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'' (later called ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy)'' are available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry.com].
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*[http://departments.umw.edu/hipr/www/inventories/virginia/19cva.htm Index of Nineteenth Century Virginia Room by Room Inventories]&nbsp;is a free online resource, courtesy: University of Mary Washington.
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*The [http://www.vagenweb.org// Virginia GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_counties,_cities,_and_towns_of_Virginia Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia.] A comprehensive study of the changes in Virginia cities/towns/counties over the years.
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*[[Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802]] can be browsed online by date or place of the petition, including petition images with signatures.
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/virginia.html Virginia State and County Genealogy Records Resources]
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*[http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/genealogy/ A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia]
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Image:SWVP_Logo.jpg Southwest Virginia Project]
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*[http://www.vgs.org/ Virginia Genealogical Society]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/ Virginia Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*[http://vagenweb.org/ Virginia GenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/vafiles.htm Virginia GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm Virginia Historical Society]
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*[http://virginiapioneers.blogspot.com/2013/02/video-of-bacons-rebellion.html Virginia Pioneers-Virginia Genealogy] $
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*[http://www.vahistorical.org/research/civilwarmaps.htm Civil War Maps at the Virginia Historical Society]
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*[http://www.virginiaplaces.org/vacount/index.html Counties: Geography of Virginia]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=Virginia&sort=Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Virginia]
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*[http://historical.mytopo.com/ Historical Maps] (includes free access to highly detailed historical topo maps of VA; MyTopo)
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*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/virginia/index.html Historical Maps of Virginia]
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/countyformations/virginiaformationmaps.html History of County Formations in Virginia 1617-1995]
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*[http://libremap.org/data/state/virginia/ Libre Map Project: Virginia Maps and GIS Data]
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*[http://www.virginiaplaces.org/boundaries/ Mapping Virginia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/map1.htm Maps of Virginia County Boundary Changes]
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/virginia.html Perry-Castaneda Map Collection: Virginia Maps]
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*[http://www.his.jrshelby.com/hcl/va.htm VA County Boundary Lines]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaggsv/virginia_county_formation.htm Virginia County Formation]
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/mapvirginia.htm Virginia County Maps] (with links to additional maps; Census Finder)
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/va-maps.html Virginia County Maps and Atlases] (Family History 101)
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/virginia/viewer.htm Virginia Historical Counties] (interactive map; Newberry Library)
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Birth and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Virginia Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[United States Freedmen’s Bureau Letters (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Freedmen's Bureau Letters (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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The FamilySearch moderator for Virginia is Heather Van Hise


Guide to Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Virginia Information

Virginia became the tenth state admitted to the United States in June 25, 1788. Virginia was created from the Colony of Virginia and is located in the southeast region of the United States.[1] There are 95 counties in Virginia.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Virginia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Virginia research.

Virginia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Virginia research.


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Virginia Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

LexingtonAmelia CountyHenry CountyRockbridge CountyPatrick CountyBland CountyLee CountyScott CountyDickenson CountyBuchanan CountyTazewell CountyRussell CountyWashington CountyWise CountySmyth CountyGrayson CountyCarroll CountyPulaski CountyGiles CountyMontgomery CountyCraig CountyBotetourt CountyBedford CountyCampbell CountyAppomattox CountyCampbell CountyPittsylvania CountyHalifax CountyCharlotte CountyMecklenburg CountyBrunswick CountyGreensville CountySouthampton CountyIsle of Wight CountySurry CountyPrince George CountySussex CountyDinwiddie CountyNottoway CountyLunenburg CountyPrince Edward CountyBuckingham CountyCumberland CountyFluvanna CountyAlbemarle CountyAugusta CountyHighland CountyBath CountyAlleghany CountyRoanoke CountyFranklin CountyFloyd CountyAmherst CountyNelson CountyGoochland CountyPowhatan CountyHenrico CountyCharles City CountyPrince George CountyChesterfield CountyGreene CountyRockingham CountyPage CountyShenandoah CountyWarren CountyFrederick CountyClarke CountyLoudoun CountyFairfax CountyPrince William CountyFauquier CountyRappahannock CountyPage CountyMadison CountyOrange CountySpotsylvania CountyLouisa CountyCaroline CountyHanover CountyKing William CountyKing and Queen CountyNew Kent CountyJames City CountyIsle of Wight CountyYork CountyGloucester CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyEssex CountyRichmond CountyLancaster CountyNorthumberland CountyWestmoreland CountyKing George CountyStafford CountyCulpeper CountyNorthampton CountyAccomack CountyArlington CountyAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeClifton ForgeColonial HeightsCovingtonDanvilleEmporiaFairfaxFalls ChurchFranklinFredericksburgGalaxHamptonHarrisonburgHopewellLexingtonLynchburgManassasManassas ParkMartinsvilleNewport NewsNorfolkNortonPetersburgPoquosonPortsmouthRadfordRichmondRoanokeSalemStauntonSuffolkVirginia BeachWaynesboroWilliamsburgWinchesterWinchesterVirginia BeachPortsmouthNorfolkNewport NewsHamptonPoquosonWilliamsburgPetersburgColonial HeightsHopewellRichmondSuffolkFranklinEmporiaDanvilleMartinsvilleGalaxNortonBedfordLynchburgRockbridge CountyRadfordRoanokeSalemBuena VistaLexingtonStauntonWaynesboroHarrisonburgCharlottesvilleFredericksburgManassasAlexandriaFairfaxFalls ChurchManassas ParkClifton ForgeCovingtonLexingtonPrince William CountyKing George CountyWestmoreland CountyNorthumberland CountyLancaster CountyYork CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyArlington CountyAccomackWythe CountyVirginia-county-map.gif

Counties and Independent Cities

Counties:  Accomack • Albemarle • Alleghany • Amelia • Amherst • Appomattox • Arlington • Augusta • Bath • Bedford • Bland • Botetourt • Brunswick • Buchanan • Buckingham • Campbell • Caroline • Carroll • Charles City • Charlotte • Chesterfield • Clarke • Craig • Culpeper • Cumberland • Dickenson • Dinwiddie • Essex • Fairfax • Fauquier • Floyd • Fluvanna • Franklin • Frederick • Giles • Gloucester • Goochland • Grayson • Greene • Greensville • Halifax • Hanover • Henrico • Henry • Highland • Isle of Wight • James City • King and Queen • King George • King William • Lancaster • Lee • Loudoun • Louisa • Lunenburg • Madison • Mathews • Mecklenburg • Middlesex • Montgomery • Nelson • New Kent • Northampton • Northumberland • Nottoway • Orange • Page • Patrick • Pittsylvania • Powhatan • Prince Edward • Prince George • Prince William • Pulaski • Rappahannock • Richmond • Roanoke • Rockbridge • Rockingham • Russell • Scott • Shenandoah • Smyth • Southampton • Spotsylvania • Stafford • Surry • Sussex • Tazewell • Warren • Washington • Westmoreland • Wise • Wythe • York
Independent Cities:  Alexandria • Bedford • Bristol • Buena Vista • Charlottesville • Chesapeake • Clifton Forge • Colonial Heights • Covington • Danville • Emporia • Fairfax • Falls Church • Franklin • Fredericksburg • Galax • Hampton • Harrisonburg • Hopewell • Lexington • Lynchburg • Manassas Park • Martinsville • Newport News • Norfolk • Norton • Petersburg • Poquoson • Portsmouth • Radford • Richmond • Roanoke • Salem • Staunton • Suffolk • Virginia Beach • Waynesboro • Williamsburg • Winchester

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Alexandria County • Dunmore • Elizabeth City • Fincastle • Illinois • Kentucky • Manchester • Nansemond • Norfolk • Norfolk (Lower) • Norfolk (New) • Norfolk (South) • Norfolk (Upper) • Princess Anne • Rappahannock (Old) • South Boston • Warwick • Yohogania

Virginia Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Chesapeake Bay · James River · Potomac River · Rappahannock River · York River · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal · Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad · Cumberland Road (or National Road) · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Kanawha Trail · King's Highway · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · New River and Southern Trail · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Old Northwestern Turnpike · Pamunkey-New River Trail · Pioneer Road · Richmond Road · Richmond-Williamsburg Road · Saura-Saponi Trail · Secondary Coast Road · Fall Line Road (or (Fall LIne Road) · Upper Road · Wilderness Road · Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail

Colonial Parishes

Abingdon · Accomac · Accomack · Albemarle · Amherst · Antrim · Appomattox · Argall's Gift · Augusta · Bath · Beckford · Berkeley · Blisland · Blount Point · Botetourt · Boutracy · Bristol · Bromfield · Brunswick · Bruton · Camden · Cameron · Charles City · Charles · Charles River · Chickacoan · Chickahominy · Chippokes · Chiskiack · Chotank · Christ Church (Lancaster Co.) · Christ Church (Middlesex Co.) · Chuckatuck · Cople · Cornwall · Cumberland · Dale · Denbigh · Dettingen · Drysdale · East · Elizabeth City · Elizabeth River · Fairfax · Fairfield · Farnham · Flowerdew Hundred · Fluvanna · Frederick · Fredericksville · Hamilton · Hampton · Hanover · Harrop · Henrico · Hog Island · Hungars · James City · Jordan's Journey · Kecoughtan · Kingston · King William · Lancaster · Lawnes Creek · Lee · Leeds · Lexington · Littleton · Lower (Elizabeth City Co.) · Lower (Isle of Wight Co.)  · Lower (Lancaster Co.)  · Lower (Nansemond Co.) · Lower (Northampton Co.) · Lower (Stafford Co.) · Lower (Upper Norfolk Co.) · Lower Suffolk · Lunenburg · Lynnhaven · Machodick · Manchester · Marston · Martin's Brandon · Martin's Hundred · Meherrin · Middle Plantation · Middletowne · Montgomery · Mulberry Island · New Poquoson · Newport · Nomini · Norborne · Northampton · North Farnham · Nottoway (Prince Edward Co.) · Nottoway (Southampton Co.) · Nutmeg Quarter · Occohannock · Overwharton · Patrick · Petsworth · Piankatank · Piscataway · Poropotank · Portsmouth · Potomac · Raleigh · Richmond · Rockbridge · Rockingham · Russell · St. Andrew's · St. Anne's (Albemarle Co.) · St. Anne's (Essex and Caroline Cos.) · St. Asaph's · St. Brides · St. David's · St. George's (Accomack Co.)  · St. George's (Spotsylvania Co.) · St. James Northam · St. James Southam · St. James's (Goochland Co.) · St. James's (Mecklenburg Co.) · St. John's · St. Luke's · St. Margaret's · St. Mark's · St. Martin's · St. Mary's · St. Mary's Whitechapel · St. Patrick's · St. Paul's (Hanover Co.) · St. Paul's (King George Co.) · St. Peter's · St. Stephen's (King and Queen Co.) · St. Stephen's (Northumberland Co.) · St. Thomas · Shelburne · Sittenburne · Smith's Hundred · South · Southampton · South Farnham · Southwark · Stafford · Stanley Hundred · Stratton Major · Suffolk · Tillotson · Trinity (Lancaster Co.) · Trinity (Louisa Co.) · Truro · Upper (Elizabeth City Co.) · Upper (Isle of Wight Co.) · Upper (Lancaster Co.) · Upper (Nansemond Co.) · Upper (Northampton Co.) · Upper (Stafford Co.) Upper Suffolk · Varina · Wallingford · Ware · Warrosquyoake · Warwick · Washington (Westmoreland Co.) · Washington (Washington Co.) · Waters Creek · West · West and Shirley · Westbury · Westover · Weyanoke · Wicomico · Wilmington · York · Yorkhampton

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

Colonial Williamsburg reenactment


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia (accessed 15 March 2016).