Happy Birthday to Virginia!
The first colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on May 14, 1607 and with ups and downs the Commonwealth has prospered ever since.
GenealogyBank.com is packed with early Americana – including millions of Virginia items go back to the 1700s.
GenealogyBank has more than 100 Virginia newspapers – containing more than 2.3 Million articles. There are multiple titles going back to the 1700s and early 1800s.
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Also – GenealogyBank has more than 4 Million Virginia obituaries and death records in the America’s Obituaries and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) sections.
Other Virginia Resources in GenealogyBank
Search for Virginia documents in:
American State Papers and US Serial Set in the Historical Documents section.
There are thousands of Virginia documents in the Historical Books section that are unique to GenealogyBank.
For example – here is a petition to Congress signed by the local Virginia residents south of the James River that were seeking improved conditions on the Turnpike to Richmond.
Here is an example of an early Virginia funeral sermon – for Mrs. Ann Boyd who died 1819.
Beyond GenealogyBank – here are other useful sites for Virginia research
Virginia Census Records
1850, 1880, 1900 – Free Online – FamilySearchLabs
Virginia Digital Books Online
American Memory Project
Documenting the American South
Making of America
Library of Virgina – Virginia Land Records
Virginia Historical Society
Current issue of Virginia Magazine of History & Biography
Be sure to see their online research guides
Virginia Vital Records
See the collection at the Library of Virginia
Virginia Department of Vital Records