Genealogy Resources for Hard-to-Find Virginia Ancestors

By Diane Haddad

Virginia genealogy researchers, meet the Library of Virginia. And the University of Virginia Library, and several other resources for tracking down your Virginia roots.

In our Oct. 24 webinar Virginia Genealogy: Beyond the Basics, you’ll become well-acquainted with these repositories and other resources for Virginia-specific genealogy records, both online and offline offline records at repositories.

Virginia genealogy expert Shannon Combs Bennett will let you in on her favorite tricks and strategies for tracing hard-to-find Virginia ancestors (including dealing with the state’s burned counties).

Here’s a sampling of the Virginia genealogy records covered in this webinar:

  • county records including wills, deeds, court orders, vital records and naturalization oaths
  • chancery records and other court records
  • official vital records, including those before statewide recording began
  • church records
  • tax records, including those of poll taxes, personal property and land
  • military records
  • record sets focusing on non-English groups

And you don’t even have to worry about scribbling notes, because all webinar registrants receive a handout of the presentation slides and access to view the recorded webinar again as often as they like.

The Virginia Genealogy: Beyond the Basics webinar takes place Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Pacific). Time’s running out to register! Learn more about the webinar and sign up today in Family Tree Shop.