Virginia Genealogy

Virginia Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Virginia history.

Virginia County Names

Virginia County Names: Two hundred and seventy years of Virginia History

This book aims to tell how the Virginia counties got their names, and in telling the story it endeavors to show that the thoughts and feelings of the Virginians are reflected in the names the counties bear.

In the unfolding of this story I have been impressed, first, by the amount of history suggested by the names; and, second, by the fact that the naming of the Virginia counties furnishes more material for colonial history than the county-naming of any other State in the Union. Of course the history suggested in this way falls far short of being a history of Virginia, but it is not too much to claim that these county-namings are interesting and helpful in presenting some parts of the history of the Old Dominion from a new point of view. The names are the magnet; the facts of Virginia history are the iron filings: it has been my part to put the magnet among the filings.

I have been at much pains in my efforts to verify the facts herein presented, and when in doubt I have endeavored to attach to my statements the exact measure of doubt that I myself entertained.

To include all the facts that have a bearing on Virginia county names I have gone back in Scotch history to 1370; and have brought my work up to date by showing that among the exhibits of the Jamestown Exposition of 1907 were many honoring men after whom Virginia counties had been named.

The second part of the title of the book, “Two hundred and seventy years of Virginia History,” is given because of the fact that, with reference to Virginia history, I begin with 1607 and end, as far as the naming of the counties is concerned, with 1880, when the youngest county of the State was organized.

Lexington High School Yearbooks – Lexington, Virginia

The Rockbridge Regional Library Collection has digitized numerous yearbooks of Lexington High School in Lexington, Virginia. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below, by year published, oldest to newest. All 49 of…
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Russell County Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

The schools and range of years (all years not available) include: Belfast-Elk Garden Elementary School (1976-1977), Castlewood High School (1951-1977), Cleveland High School (1959-1971), Clinch River Elementary School (1970), Dante Central High School (1939-1940), Elk Garden Elementary School (1949), Honaker Elementary School (1965-1974), Honaker High School (1941-1975), Johnston Memorial Hospital…
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Andrew Lewis High School Yearbooks – Salem, Virginia

The Salem Public Library Collection has digitized numerous yearbooks of Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Virginia. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below, by year published, oldest to newest. All 46…
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Smyth County Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

The schools and range of years (all years not available) include: Blue Ridge Job Corps Center (1971-1972), Chilhowie High School (1941-1977), Marion College (1950-1967), Marion High School (1942-1961), Marion Junior High School (1970-1977), Marion Senior High School (1962-1977), R. B. Worthy High School (1966-1971), Rich Valley High School (1948-1977), and…
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Staunton Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

The schools and range of years (all years not available) include: Augusta Military Academy (1917-1968), Beverley Manor High School (1944-1945), Buffalo Gap High School (1964-1975), Central Augusta High School (1962-1964), Craigsville High School (1959-1961), Mount Sidney High School (1930), North River High School (1959), Riverheads High School (1963-1965), Robert E.…
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Tazewell County Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

The Tazewell County Public Library has digitized numerous yearbooks of schools in Tazewell, Virginia. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below, by year published, oldest to newest. All 39 of these yearbooks,…
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