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State of   VIRGINIA -   (The Old Dominion State)
      The 10th U.S. State to join the Union:   25-June-1788
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    American Indian Movement - Virginia Chapter:  We are a concerned group of American
         Indian Virginia Citizens that want to address issues that we feel are detrimental to
         the health and well being of our heritage and culture in the State of Virginia.
    Malungu - The African Origin of the American Melungeons:  They settled in Virginia one
         year before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. They sparked a major conflict
         between the Engllish Crown and American colonies one hundred and fifty years
         before the American Revolution. They lived free in the South nearly two hundred
         and forty years before the American Civil War...

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    1800 Census - "Free" African Americans:  States of Virginia, North Carolina,
         South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware (Free African Americans.com).
    1840 Census - Census of Virginia Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Service.


Eastern Shore of Virginia - Genealogy and History


Families and Surnames:
    Southwest Virginia surnames - Montgomery, Pulaski, and Floyd Counties
    Virginia Directory - Discovering Family History



Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Roanoke - Lost Colony Project
    Jamestown (History) - The Far East has its Mecca, Palestine its Jersualem, France its
         Lourdes, and Italy its Loretto, but America's only shrines are her altars of patriotism,
         the first and most potent being Jamestown; the sire of Virginia, and Virginia the
         mother of this great Republic. -- from a 1907 Virginia guidebook.
    Jamestowne Society - The Jamestowne Society was organized for educational, historical,
         and patriotic purposes,...
    Virtual Jamestown - The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and
         learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and
         "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape
         the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary
         observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library - (University of Virginia)
    Jones Memorial Library - the second oldest public library in Virginia, opened in
         June 1908.
    Library of Virginia - a Digital Library Project 2.2 million of Original Records, Documents,
         Photos and Maps that are online.
    Library of Virginia - Virginia Colonial Records Project


Migrations to, from and through:
    Early Virginia Migrations - Orange, Frederick & Berkley Counties:  Sherrando and
         Hopewell Characteristics: 1730's, Quakers, Scots, Scotch-Irish. Philadelphia
         Perimeter, Some Stayed; Some Rode On, --- Principally to Augusta County,
         SW Virginia and Carolina.
    Migration Charts - In order to enhance your family history, we recommend including
         migration charts in your publication. AAG (Association of American Genealogists)

    Migrations Project - Virginia: 
    Virginia, West to Oregon - Since colonial times, Americans have been on the move.


  • State of Virginia
  • State Capital City Richmond   (Capital since 1780 - an independent city and not part of any county even though the City of Richmond lies within   Henrico County)

    The State name:  Virginia was named to honor Queen Elizabeth I of England, often referred to as the "Virgin Queen."
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Virginia
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

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