Virginia Family History Societies(B-E)

This section lists associations from Bedford to Culpeper giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Bedford Genealogical Society

The association has many publications available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Bedford Villages Lost and Found Volumes 1 to 3
  • Echoes of Old Liberty
  • The Saunders Families around the Smith Mountain Lake

Bland County Historical Society

A number of archives are available in Bogle Library and Archives, which include Births, Cemetery Transcripts, Census Returns and Church Registers.

Archives also include Court Order Books, Deaths, Deeds, Genealogies, Marriages, School Registers, Tax Lists and Wills. 

These archives relate not only to Bland Co., but to other Counties in Virginia.  For a full list of resources available, please visit their site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1870, 1880 and 1920 Census Returns
  • Court Order Books 1872-1877 and 1884-1891
  • Genealogies
  • Marriage Records 1861-1929 and 1930-1957
  • Obituaries 1870-2004
  • Obituaries and Deaths 1861-1890
  • Wills 1861-1901

Buckingham County Historical Society

Historic Buckingham has a number of publications for sale, which comprise:

  • Buckingham Co. Cemeteries Survey
  • Buckingham Co. History
  • The Courthouse Burned
  • Indexes to the US Census for Buckingham Co. 1810-1850 and 1860-1870

Campbell County Historical Society

Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1850 Campbell Co. Census Books
  • Campbell Co. Cemetery Books
  • Faith of Our Fathers - a 2010 Calendar showing photographs of the Oldest Churches in the Area
  • Reflections of Campbell Co.

Charlotte County Historical and Genealogical Society

Many databases are available, which comprise:

  • Bible Records
  • Biographies
  • Births
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Chancery Documents
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths
  • Family Names

Databases also incorporate:

  • Guardianship Accounts 1765-1782
  • Land Measurement Guide
  • Marriage Records
  • Military Records
  • Obituaries
  • Old Diseases
  • Old Occupations
  • Tax Records
  • Wills and Probate

Databases also include Newspaper Information, which incorporate:

  • Anniversaries
  • Business News
  • Divorces
  • Engagements
  • Marriages
  • Military
  • Reunions
  • School News
  • Will Notices

In addition, they have School Registers from:

  • Aspen
  • Drakes Branch
  • Keysville Elementary
  • Keysville High
  • Keysville: Bluestone-Harmony Academy
  • Randolph Henry High School

They also have a 1928 Teacher List.


Chesterfield Historical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which comprise:

  • Books
  • Genealogies
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Microfilms
  • Periodicals
  • Pictures
  • Vertical Files

The Chesterfield Co. Death Register 1853-1896 is accessible, along with a list of Cemeteries.

Chesterfield Co. Marriages 1771-1854 is available to purchase from the association.


Clarke County Historical Association

The association has a Library and Archives where a number of resources are available which incorporate:

  • Births
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths
  • Directories
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Marriages
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

It is possible to peruse the Library's on-line catalogue.


Culpeper Genealogical Society

A number of databases are accessible, which incorporate: 

  • Back Issues of Culpeper Connections, their quarterly Journal
  • Cemetery Listings
  • Church Information
  • Historic Markers
  • Photo Gallery
  • Register of Christenings and Marriages for 1794 in St Mark's Parish
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

A Research Guide is also accessible, which gives information about Culpeper Co. Courthouse, Culpeper Co. Library and the Museum of Culpeper History.