Virginia Family History Societies(G-K)

County and Other Societies

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

Grayson County Heritage Foundation

The aims of the association are to educate members of the public about the history of Grayson Co., to preserve the history of the area and to promote research into genealogy and architecture, arts and crafts of the region. They also help to preserve historic sites, structures, monuments and other materials of historic value.

A list of Grayson Co. Cemeteries is also available.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1897 Map
  • Cemeteries
  • Marriages 1853-1898, 1899-1909, 1910-1923 and 1924-1931
  • Our Grayson Heritage
  • Settlers of Old Grayson: A Finding Aid

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site.

Website:
http://www.graysonheritage.org


Great Falls Historical Society

The association has transcribed a number of Oral Histories and these are available.

Website:
http://gfhs.org


Greene County Historical Society

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

  • Back Issues of their Magazine
  • Battle of Stanardsville
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Greene Co. 1860 and 1900 Federal Census Returns
  • Greene Co. Marriages 1838-1900
  • Harper's Weekly
Website:
http://www.greenehistory.org


Greensville County Genealogy Society

A number of databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1783 Heads of Household
  • Cemetery Maps and Surveys
  • Census Indexes
  • Guardianship Records
  • Obituaries published in the Independent-Messenger Newspaper
  • Wills 1775-1928
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vagcgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Hanover County Historical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • The Association's Bulletin 1969-2002
  • Early Marriages
  • Graveyards in Hanover Co.
  • Hanover Monument to Confederate Soldiers
  • Old Homes of Hanover Co.
  • Sketch of the Early History of Hanover and its Contributions to the American Revolution
Website:
http://www.hanoverhistorical.org


Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society - The Heritage Museum

An extensive collection of archives are available at their Library, which comprise:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Family Papers
  • Genealogies
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Property Tax Records
  • Surname Files
  • Undertakers Books

They also have Finding Aids that give more information about their Documents and Other Collections. It is also possible to peruse the Library's On-line Catalogue.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Church Registers
  • Civil War Books
  • The Early Indians of Virginia
  • The Good Land: Native American and Early Colonial Food
  • Guide to Virginia Military Units in the War of 1812
  • Maps and Charts
  • Rosters - Rockingham Units War of 1812
  • Shenandoah Valley Family Data 1799-1813
  • Town History Books
Website:
http://www.heritagecenter.com


Henry County - Bassett Historical Centre

Many archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Early African-American Co-Habitation List
  • Family Files
  • Genealogy Books
  • Genealogy Files Pilson Collection
  • Local Company Collections
  • Local History Files
  • Personal Computer Genealogy Collections
Website:
http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com