Virginia Genealogists

Our Virginia genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Virginia, including:

  • Alexandria Library
    Alexandria Gazette obituary index 1784-1915, vital records for Alexandria residents, tombstone inscriptions and cemetery records for Alexandria area, church and synagogue histories, church congregation records, Civil War records especially Confederacy, service records, pension records, local private schools including students, 20th century high school yearbooks, census records for all Virginia counties and DC, Periodical Source Index for 5000 periodicals from 1847-1996
  • Fairfax County Public Library, Virginia Room
    Fairfax County historical photographs, historical newspaper index to local newspapers including Civil War soldier lists, survey of 350 cemeteries, Washington Post (1877-1994), Civil War bibliographies, European research guides, Jewish genealogy guides, vital records from 1808 and revision lists from 1795, immigration resources, and Jewish origin families in American before 1840
  • Library of Virginia
    County and city records, newspaper, Virginia city directories, military records; personal papers, business papers, county histories, family genealogies, Bible records, tax lists for most counties from 1782
  • Virginia Historical Society
    Hold the state's preeminent collection of manuscripts and objects telling the story of Virginia, also family papers and genealogies
  • University of Virginia Library
    Biographies, county histories, family histories, newspapers, books, manuscripts, maps, military records, land, court, and church records
  • Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
    Has a strong collection in local, family (primarily Southern) and Virginia history through the 19th century
  • Jones Memorial Library
    Primary focus is on central Virginia, includes county histories, court records, family histories, genealogies, general works on the Civil War, county land tax and personal property tax records, Lynchburg newspapers, funeral home burial files, city directories, marriage and death notices, church records, and over 300 manuscript collections

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Virginia include:

  • Birth and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1853 and by the state government from 1912 to the present
  • Marriages were kept by some towns as early as 1706 and by the state government from 1853 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State and colonial censuses were recorded every year from 1782 through 1786
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1632 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Virginia have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1607
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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