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...
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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
Extinct Virginia Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
(If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
Elizabeth City -
Princess Anne -
Created in 1634. Renamed Northampton in 1642/43 |
Previously Frederick County, Virginia and by an act of the House of Burgesses in February 1772 removed from the northern third of Frederick County and removed to West Virginia under the name Berkeley County.
Located in southeastern Virginia from 1634 to 1952, originally created in 1634 as Elizabeth River Shire. Became extinct in 1952.
Became extinct or defunct in 1963.
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
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 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."
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories