Original Virginia Records Imaged and Indexed Online

Online Virginia Resources
• Library of Virginia: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/
Address: 11th Street @ Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219-3491
Catalog – 8,700 new records since 1980
Bible Records – 4,700 Bibles, full-text images
Virginia Colonial Records Project – 14,700 survey reports, with 500,000-entry index
by personal name and ship name
War of 1812 Pay and Muster Rolls – with index of 40,000 vets
Wills, Administrations, Estates – index to documents to 1800 (50 counties and cities)
Maps – 900 maps and surveys for public improvements, 1816-1903
Newspapers – over 5,000 titles, depository location
Gordon Aronhime Papers, East Tennessee families
Revolutionary War Records – Bounty warrants, state pensions, rejected claims,
including Dunmore’s War, 1775
Virginia Military Dead Database – French and Indian Wars to Iraq
Legislative Petitions – 25,000 petitions 1776-1865
Religious Petitions – 423 petitions 1774-1802
Land Office Records – Land Patents before 1779, Grants after 1779, Northern Neck
Grants 1692-1862, Northern Neck Surveys, 1786-1874
WPA Life Histories – 1,350 including slave interviews

• Virginia Genealogy: http://www.wp.com/genealogy/

• Virginia Historical Society: http://www.vahistorical.org
Address: 428 North Boulevard, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311
Card Index to Virginia Marriages and Obituaries from Virginia Newspapers
Genealogies and notes of researchers, family Bibles, charts, family papers, plantation
• Heritage Books and Willow Bend Books: http://www.heritagebooks.com
Address: Heritage Books, Inc., 100 Railroad Avenue, Suite 104, Westminster MD 21157-
5026. Book orders available by email or postal mail only. Bookstore closed.  Many Virginia titles, non-copyrighted texts available online.

Overheard in a library restroom:  “I cannot figure out the Virginia State Library website.  It is so confusing–I don’t know if they have anything good or not.”  Try the website; in my opinion, it is wonderful and not complicated–just full.  Your favorite Virginia genealogist, Arlene Eakle  http://www.arleneeakle.com

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