Virginia Genealogical Society
These resources provide helpful links, articles, and information related to Virginia genealogy.  Filtering by category allows you to further refine your search to identify those resources added to the website in a specific time period.
Researchers provides a listing of VGS-society member genealogists available to conduct research for others.  VGS does not endorse any of these researchers, but provides the information as a member benefit.
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Virginia Business Records provides access to a searchable database of business records catalogued with potential value to the genealogical researcher.
The Virtual Virginia Institute for Genealogical Research (VIGR) provides genealogical educational material for the serious genealogist.
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Last Updated: 21 June 2020
FamilySearch wiki page including strategies for research before and after the Civil War and links to online resources.
Last Updated: 23 June 2020
Paul Heinegg's compilation of information from tax lists, registry lists, wills, deeds, and other records on free African Americans prior to the 1865 passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Last Updated: 21 June 2020
Digitized copy of the publication. Abstracts include information about slaves, slaveholders, and free African Americans listed in the Princess Anne County minute books. Contents: Book 1. 1691-1709 ; Book 2. 1709-1717 ; Book 3. 1717-1728 ; Book 4. 1728-1737 ; Book 5. 1737-1744.
Last Updated: 20 July 2020
Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Last Updated: 21 June 2020
Last Updated: 21 June 2020
The Library of Virginia's African American Narrative program aims to provide greater accessibility to pre-1865 African American history and genealogy found in the rich primary sources in its holdings. Tips sheets for searching the project, descriptions of the records available, and related resources and collections are on the website. Records in this project include bills of sale, certificates of importation, cohabitation registers, colonization records, deeds of emancipation/manumission, free Negro registrations, and many others.
Last Updated: 14 September 2020
Library of Congress website that includes free audio files of interviews with former slaves from Albemarle, Essex, Westmoreland counties and the cities of Norfolk and Petersburg.
Last Updated: 23 June 2020