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Sources for Virginia Genealogy Research
By Barbara Vines Little, CG
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• Pt 1: Overview of Virginia Genealogy

Bibliography of Sources:
Virginia Court System
Virginia Land Records
Virginia Probate & Immigration
Virginia Census & Tax
Virginia Military Records
• Virginia Law & Church


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The Law

Hening, William Waller. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1619–1792. 13 vols. Reprint Charlottesville, Va., University of Virginia Press, 1969.

Winfree, Waverly K., comp. The Laws of Virginia, Being a Supplement to Hening's Statutes at Large, 1700–1750. Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library, 1971.

Shepherd, Samuel, ed. The Statutes at Large of Virginia...Being a Continuation of Hening, 1792–1807. 3 vols. 1835﷓6. Reprint, New York, 1968.

The Church

Axelson, Edith F. A Guide to Episcopal Church Records in Virginia. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1988. Gives a county-by-county list of existing records and current repository.

Clark, Jewell T. and Elizabeth Terry Long, comp. A Guide to Church Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library and Archives. Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1988. Includes a list of known extant colonial parish registers and vestry books.

The following volumes contain detailed descriptions of parish boundary changes from their first establishment to the present. Also included are maps of many of the counties showing current parish boundaries.

Cocke, Charles Francis. Parish Lines: Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1960, rpt. 1980.

Cocke, Charles Francis. Parish Lines: Diocese of Southern Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1964, rpt. 1979.

Cocke, Charles Francis. Parish Lines: Diocese of Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1967, rpt. 1978.

Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI: Virginia. 1950. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993. Describes the history of various Virginia meetings and the extant records. Abstracted records are not all-inclusive.

Worrall, Jr., Jay. The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994. Provides a history of Virginia’s Quakers.

Ryland, Garnett. The Baptists of Virginia, 1699–1926. Richmond, Va.: Virginia Baptist Board of Missions and Education, 1955.

Web Sites

The Library of Virginia 

The Virginia Genealogical Society 

The Virginia Historical Society 

Deedmapper  (county files of land patents and grants)


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