|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 Virginias
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.
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. Its a good primer before your trip to
Civil War Home Page
This site provides information on Virginias 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.