StateGenSites, launched on October 7, 1999, is one of the most popular directories for U.S. genealogy. Here are the resources available for Virginia.State Links for Virginia
For birth, marriage, divorce, and death records...
Virginia Department of Health ( Rules for ordering )
P.O. Box 1000
+ 54th Virginia Infantry Roster
+ 64th Virginia Infantry Roster
+ 7th Battalion Confederate Cavalry
+ Muster Rolls of Virginia Militia
+ The Records Room
+ VitalChek for Virginia
Historical societies are a great resource when you are unable to visit the town of your ancestors. Many societies keep local records, photos and even information about cemeteries.
+ Society Hill Directory
National Cemeteries and Transcriptions
In the summer of 1862, thousands had already died in the second summer of a terrible war that few believed would last more than several months. On July 17, Congress enacted legislation authorizing the President to purchase "cemetery grounds" to be used as national cemeteries "for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country."
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22211
City Point National Cemetery
10th and Davis
Hopewell, VA 23860
Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Petersburg National Battlefield
Washington National Cemetery
$ Page County, Virginia, Cemetery Records, Vol. I (Luray Cemetery) (Online)
$ Shenandoah County, Virginia, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1 (Woodstock) (Online)
$ Prospect Hill Cemetery Inscriptions, Front Royal, Virginia (Online)
+ Cemetery Junction
"The Census, while not created for the purpose of genealogical research, is nevertheless one of the public records that genealogists find most helpful and tend to use most often. The amount of information that can be found or verified by finding a single family's census record is enormous." - Genealogy.com
+ VIRGINIA CENSUS RECORDS
+ The Records Room
+ Census Online
Newspapers & Obituaries
It is sad to think about all the people who pass away on a daily basis, however, it is sadder still for the relatives and friends who don't even know. If you just happen to stop by today and have the local paper handy, take a few minutes and catalog the obits.
+ Obituary Depot
The biggest thing lacking in the Adoption Community is the fact that all sides of the Triad need to listen, understand and learn from the other sides. It seems to often go unnoticed that in order for adoption to work there has to be three sides to the story. Each side is very unique in what they bring to scenario. They are equally important to each other and need to be recognized as such.
"No soldier in any army ever did more service, or suffered more hardships, and none can boast of a prouder or more brilliant record than that of the Confederate Soldier. From the spring and summer of 1861 they bravely took up arms in defense of the South, and did not lay them down until General Robert E. Lee surrendered the army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse on the 9th day of April, 1865."
+ Barrel of Civil War Links
+ Civil War Home Page
Genealogists helping others by providing individual lookups from their personal libraries.
+ Free Lookup Service
+ GeneaSearch: Virginia Lookups
+ GenLookups: Virginia Volunteers
State Links for Virginia
Local Genealogy by County and City
+ Virginia Local Genealogy
+ Virginia Census Records
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