Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
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Genealogy Web Resources
This list provides a good place to start genealogical research and can be used by beginners and experts. It is not meant to be a complete list. Is a link broken? Let us know, send us an email .Thanks!
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2500+ results of Library Holdings found via the search term "Virginia Genealogy".
Resources created by Library of Virginia librarians and archivists
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is pleased to have you use our family history materials such as published abstracts of official records, compiled genealogies, Bible records, research notes, etc.
A great source for highway markers [often have genealogy info on them]; links to the Division of State Archaeology; and to their Archives Library.'s record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Virginia ancestors.
A consolidated database of finding aids for manuscripts and archival materials located in Virginia and West Virginia.
Virginia Statewide Online Genealogy Records from
Has great introductory pages for everyone to see; but to see most actual documents and databases you need to become a member.
Virginia Genealogy - A guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia Library. Compiled by Jean L. Cooper.
If you haven’t used road orders, then now’s the time. They are a record of how our ancestors built and maintained local roads, bridges, etc. They include names, dates, locations, and other wonderful material about when work was done. In the search bar, enter the county you’re interested in to see if they have Road Order books, or enter the term “road orders” and a list of all the ones they have show up. Thanks to the VTRC, these are typed transcripts of the old handwritten books. They have them for Albemarle, Amelia, Augusta, Botetourt, Brunswick, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fincastle, Frederick, Goochland, Hanover, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Montgomery, New Kent, Orange, and Spotsylvania Counties.
is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." Support comes from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Research Project, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy. Virtual Jamestown is a product of collaboration between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. The project received a large grant in 1999 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.