Antient Press Books/Now Heritage Books Northern Virginia/Northern Neck county record abstracts; books by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press; website contains lists of books for sale

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 1893, from the University of Virginia

Fairfax County Public Library  Fairfax County cemetery survey, Fairfax County Slave and Free Colored Births, 1853 – 1871, historical newspaper index and more

Fredericksburg Research Resources resources for the independent city of Fredericksburg including surrounding area

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 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

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library  Records for Lancaster County & the Northern Neck with a card catalog & estate records

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 FamilySearch Wiki details 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