The Ancient Press/Now Under Colonial Roots Northern Virginia/Northern Neck county record abstracts; books by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press; website contains lists of books for sale and a free “surname” index ) into these books
Best Sources for Virginia Research by Time Period from the Library of Virginia
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center styled as the largest regional archives of records in Virginia, provides a searchable every name index to a variety of records for a variety of counties, some of which are part of the “burned counties”
Colonial Williamsburg educational site with online resources for people, places, life, the Revolution, trades, clothing, gardens and an online tour.
The Daily Progress Newspaper Charlottesville area newspaper starting in 1864, from the University of Virginia
Fredericksburg Research Resources resourcesfam for the independent city of Fredericksburg including surrounding area
Fairfax County Public Library Fairfax County cemetery survey, Fairfax County Slave and Free Colored Births, 1853 – 1871, historical newspaper index and more
Circuit Court Records of Fredericksburg, Virginia with links to more resources
Historic Court Records of Fredericksburg, Virginia large collection of “loose papers” that have been collated, abstracted, and indexed for Fredericksburg, an independent city, not part of a county structure
How Virginia Got Its Boundaries describes and illustrates with maps how Virginia land boundaries evolved from 1600 to 1867
Legislative Petitions Database Petitions to the General Assembly from 1776 until 1865 including Public improvements, military claims, divorce, manumission of slaves, division of counties, incorporation of towns, religious freedom, and taxation
Library of Virginia – Using the Collections
Library of Virginia research guides, indexed Confederate Veteran magazine, scanned family Bible records, death register index, wills and administrations, Confederate pension applications
Library of Virginia’s Digital Collections (Virginia Memory) with Virginia Land Grants 1623-1779, grants made in the Northern Neck of Virginia 1623-1779 and grants made by the state after 1779, Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Revolutionary War State Pensions, Chancery Court Index of digital case files by county and much more
University of Mary Washington’s Historical Preservation Department newspapers from 1736 to the early 1900’s, census lists for Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania or Stafford counties (agricultural and slave schedules), directories and personal property lists from 1784 to 1870
University of Virginia Library Catalog of books, print journals, DVDs, maps, digitized materials and online articles from their rich array of subscription journals
Valentine Richmond History Center Archives personal papers, manuscripts, vertical files with catalog online, includes records for individuals from the “burned counties”
Virginia Chancery Records Index index database that also includes digitized chancery court cases for some counties
Virginia Colonial Records Project index to almost 15,000 reports describing documents relating to colonial Virginia history, documents housed in repositories in Great Britain and Europe, survey report images online with references to microfilm of original documents
Virginia Genealogical Society with interesting publications, lists of genealogists and local news
Virginia Heritage – Guide to Manuscript Collections in Virginia database of more than 12,000 finding aids providing information about manuscripts and archival materials in historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth
Virginia Historical Society only have part of their collection online but you can order copies of papers, collection rich in private papers
Virginia Historical Society – Manuscripts and Special Collections
Virginia Historical Society, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007 with images on Familysearch, consult Wiki for details on collection
Virginia Historical Society, Historical Society Papers Wiki detailed on the collection and how to use it
Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants images of land patents, Land Office grants, Northern Neck grants and recorded Northern Neck surveys
Virginia Legislative Petitions Digital Collection (includes counties that became West Virginia) digitized images including petitions from “burned counties”
Virginia Military Institute Archives Civil War Collections, Letters, Diaries, Manuscripts, Photos, Online Exhibits
William and Mary University – Earl Gregg Swem Library Special Collections with a catalog of manuscripts, rare books and periodicals

Also see links for Appalachia Region and The South