Virginia Family History Societies (N-Q)

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

County and other Societies

Nelson County Historical Society

The aim of the association is to preserve the archives of the area.  The association has a Library where many archives are available, which incorporate Cemetery Transcripts, School Records, Church Records and Histories.

Archives also incorporate Community Histories, Family Histories, Items relating to Nelson Co. History and Information about Historic Homes.

They publish a newsletter and back issues from February 2011 to August 2013 are available to view on the site.

They also sell a Book about the Cemeteries in the area.


New Kent Historical Society

The association has Birth, Marriages and Death Notices dating from the 1600's.


Norfolk and Western Historical Society

The association has many archives relating to the history of the Norfolk & Western and Virginian Railways.  These resources incorporate:

  • Annual Reports
  • Books
  • Correspondence
  • Dispatcher's Logs
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Mechanical and Engineering Drawings
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Reports
  • Rulebooks
  • Timetables

It is possible to search the Archives Database on their site.


Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

The association has a Library where many books are available, which include:

  • Deed and Will Abstracts
  • Marriages relating to Westmoreland, Stafford and Richmond Counties
  • Order Book Abstracts

Northumberland County Historical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives which include:

  • The Association's Bulletin, which is published yearly
  • Bible Records
  • Family Charts
  • Family Files
  • Local Genealogy Books

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • The Chesapeake Bay of Yore
  • Genealogies
  • Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex Co.
  • Wills and Administrations 1713-1749, 1770-1790 and 1790-1816

A list of Surnames often researched in the area is on the site.


Orange County Historical Society

Some databases are accessible, which include A Brief History of Orange Co., The Diaries of Fannie Hume and Orange Co. Notes.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Courthouse 1861-1865: Orange in the Civil War
  • First Settlers 1700-1776
  • Land Patents
  • Orange Virginia: Story of a Courthouse Town
  • Probated Wills 1861-1865
  • Road Orders 1734-1749 and 1750-1800

Patrick County - Bassett Historical Centre

Many archives are available in the History Centre, which include:

  • Early African-American Co-Habitation List
  • Family Files
  • Genealogy Books
  • Genealogy Files Pilson Collection
  • Local Company Collections
  • Local History Files
  • Personal Computer Genealogy Collections

Powhatan County Historical Society

A list of Cemeteries is accessible, along with a Burial Index.

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1880 LaPrade Map of Powhatan Co.
  • Charlie's Letters
  • Powhatan Pathways