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Summer 2001
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 1   No. 3

This feature highlights webpages of interest to genealogists researching ancestors who lived in the state or country, being spotlighted in the current issue of Gateway Family Historian. Listings provide site names, URLs,and any other information we feel might prove helpful to users of the site.

Virginia Cities, Towns, & Counties (

This site has lists of Virginia cities, towns, and counties. The lists provide the zip code and county that the city or town is located in, the incorporation date, and the names by which the city or town was previously known. The counties list provides date of formation, counties formed from if county is not one of Virginia’s original eight shires, and the name and zip code of the county seat. The counties list ends with a separate list of West Virginia counties.

Library of Virginia

This is the website for the Library of Virginia, a very important bricks-and-mortar location for Virginia genealogy. The website includes a searchable catalog of collections, information on visiting the library or doing long-distance research, and their Digital Library Program. The Digital Library Program provides scanned images of several million records and documents, including Bible and vital records, land records, newspaper indexes, gazetteers, and maps.

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Tracing Southern Ancestors in Some
Old Dominion Libraries


This site is a useful article on important libraries and archives in Virginia and what they can offer researchers. It’s a good primer before your trip to Virginia.

Virginia Civil War Home Page
( vacwhp.htm)

This site provides information on Virginia’s Civil War history and soldiers. Some of the links include Virginia Confederate Pension Rolls, Virginia Pension List of 1909, battles and battlefields in Virginia, and a helpful Civil War Genealogy FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Some parts of the site are under construction, but it is a great place to start the search for Virginia Civil War information.

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