Virginia Family History Societies (Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Virginia giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

South Central Virginia Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1999.  Many Databases and Indexes are accessible, which include Cemetery Records, Census Records, Military Records, Marriage Records, Tax Lists, Deeds, Obituaries and Deaths.

Databases and Indexes also include Church Histories for Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward Counties.  Please note that not all resources are available for all Counties.

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • African-American Research Books
  • Alumni Directories
  • Births
  • Black History Resources
  • Census Returns
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Histories
  • Church Registers
  • Colonial History
  • Court Order Books
  • Deaths
  • Deeds
  • Emigration Documents
  • European Genealogy Books

Archives available at the Library also comprise:

  • Genealogies
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Heritage Books
  • Land Tax
  • Marriage Bonds
  • Military Books
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger Arrivals
  • Patents and Grants
  • School Yearbooks
  • Tax Lists
  • Town Histories
  • Wills

Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of the Family Ties Newsletter
  • Charlotte Co. Heritage Book
  • Family Tree Chart
  • History of the 566th Virginia Infantry Regiment
  • Maps
  • Patrick Co. Heritage Book
  • Prince Edward Co. History

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vascvgs/

Virginia Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1960. Their aims are to promote and encourage family history research, to publish genealogical information and to share accumulated knowledge.

A list of Genealogical Websites you may find of use are on the site.  These include:

  • Booksellers and Publishers
  • Databases
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Maps and Geography
  • Other Societies and States
  • Search Engines

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cavaliers and Pioneers: Land Patent Abstracts 1732-1776
  • Charlotte Co. Marriages Bonds and Ministers 1816-1850
  • Death Notices from Richmond Newspapers 1841-1853
  • Estates 1800-1865 (Index)
  • Land Office Inventory
  • Marriage Notices from Richmond Newspapers 1821-1853(2 Volumes)
  • Middlesex Co. Marriage Bonds and Minister Returns
  • Page Co. Tombstone Inscriptions
Website:
http://www.vgs.org