Research Tips for Your Virginia Ancestors

Research Tips for Your Virginia Ancestors

Let’s play the word association game. I'll start: Virginia genealogy. “Burned courthouses,” you say? “Early, hard-to-trace immigrants”? Our Virginia Genealogy Crash Course webinar will show you how to get past research brick walls such as courthouses (and their records) destroyed during the Civil War and in fires and floods...


Let’s play the word association game. I’ll start:

Virginia genealogy.

“Burned courthouses,” you say? “Early, hard-to-trace immigrants”?

Our Virginia Genealogy Crash Course webinar will show you how to get past research brick walls such as

  • courthouses (and their records) destroyed during the Civil War and in fires and floods at other times
  • hard-to-research Colonial-era immigrants
  • potentially confusing land records due to the carving up of Virginia’s enormous original territory into other states, a maze of courts, and many cities that are independent of their surrounding counties

You’ll also learn about Virginia records including headrights and vital records, and the best websites for Virginia research (including the Library of Virginia, whose Virginia Memory site has digitized newspapers, military records and other genealogical resources).

The Virginia Genealogy Crash Course webinar, presented by Family Tree Magazine contributing editor David A. Fryxell, takes place Wednesday, July 27, at 7 pm Eastern time (6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific).

Attendees will receive a link to view the session again as many times as they like, a PDF of the presentation slides, and Family Tree Magazine’s Virginia State Research Guide.

Click here to find out more about the Virginia Genealogy Crash Course webinar—and take advantage of the 20 percent off early bird registration special.

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