Virginia Family History Societies(F-G)

County and Other Societies

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

Fairfax Genealogical Society

Many Special Interest Groups are available, which include Beginner's, Certification, Carolina and Georgia Connections, Daytime Methodology, Family History Writing, German, Irish, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England Study Group, NGS Home Study Course, Surnames Projects and Genetic Genealogy, Speakers and Technology Special Interest Groups.

Numerous publications and items are sold by the society, including:

  • Badge Holder
  • Burgundy Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Lapel Pin
  • Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirts
  • Tote Bag
  • White Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt
Website:
http://www.fxgs.org

Fluvanna County Historical Society

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

  • Books
  • Genealogical Information
  • Historic Documents
  • Journals
  • Letters
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
Website:
http://www.fluvannahistory.org

GHOTES - Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore of Virginia

The association has many databases, which comprise: 

  • Ahnentafel Indexes
  • Family Bible Pages
  • Family Journals
  • Letters and Diaries
  • Marriage Registry Index 1896-1925
  • Scanned Historical Documents
  • Will Transcriptions

A list of Books of Interest is also accessible, which incorporates:

  • 1856 Land Tax Northampton Co.
  • Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1625
  • The Duntons of the Eastern Shore
  • Loose Papers
  • Marriages of Accomack Co. 1854-1895
  • Sundry Court Cases 1628-1731
  • Wills and Administrations of Accomack Co. 1800-1860
  • Wills and Administrations of Northampton Co. 1800-1854

Details of County Records available on Microfilm at VA Archives in Richmond is accessible, along with a list of Churches and Cemeteries.

Details of Publications available from Miles and Miles of Genealogy are available, which include:

  • 1850 and 1860 Accomack Co. Census Corrections
  • Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Land Patents Map
  • Family Reports
  • Marriages and Deaths from Eastern Shore Newspapers
  • Sandford's Charity Ledger Book
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomack Co.
Website:
http://ghotes.net/subinde2.htm

Gloucester Genealogical Society

Numerous databases are available, including:

  • Attorney and Physician Licences
  • Cemeteries
  • Census Returns
  • Deaths
  • Dog Licences
  • GEDCOMs
  • Gloucester Veterans Memorial and Personal Property Tax Assessments
  • Land Patents 1628-1849

Databases also include:

  • Land Tax Assessments
  • Marriages
  • Mill and Ferry Licences
  • Retail Merchants Licences
  • Rent Rolls 1704
  • Tax on Silver Items
  • Tavern and Public Entertainment Licences
  • Town Lot Tax Assessments

Many publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1900 Federal Census for Gloucester Co.
  • Deaths of Gloucester Co. 1865-1890
  • Marriages Gloucester Co. 1853-1895
  • Tax Account 1770-1771 for Gloucester Co.
  • Tax Records 1782-1820 for Abingdon, Petsworth and Ware Parishes
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaggsv/

Goochland County Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • 1787 and 1790 Census Returns of Virginia
  • 1810, 1830, 1860, 1870 Census Returns of Goochland Co.
  • Douglas Register 1750-1797
  • Goochland Wills Abstracts 1727-1777
  • List of Colonial Soldiers in Virginia
  • Marriages in Goochland Co. 1733-1815
  • Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns 1816-1854
  • Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800
Website:
http://www.goochlandhistory.org