Virginia Newspapers

The Library of Virginia’s Digital Library Program

Accomack County

Appomattox County, Hopewell City

  • The Hopewell News (1916-2004)
    The Appomattox Regional Library System has digitized preserved microfilm copies of The Hopewell News comprising the period
    of 1916-2004. The Hopewell News has been a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and bi-monthly at various times.

Arlington County

Carroll County, Grayson County, City of Galax

Charlottesville City

City of Lynchburg

Clarke County, Frederick County, City of Winchester

Culpeper County

  • Local History Room
    The collection includes county histories for Culpeper County and surrounding counties, information on the Germanna colonists, and books regarding colonial Virginia records. Included in the collection are abstract books of the early will and deed records for Culpeper and Orange counties; these books are the best starting point for those researching ancestors in this area in the 1700’s.  We also have a section of compiled family histories and a file collection for Culpeper names and history topics, a large selection of published works on the American Civil War, local newspapers going back to the late 1890’s on microfilm, early Culpeper County court records: Will Books (1749-1868), Deed Books (1749-1864), and Marriage Registers (1781-1897).

Fauquier County

Gloucester County, Mathews County

Greene County

Halifax County

Hanover County

Henrico County, City of Richmond

Louisa County

Madison County

Mathews County

Mecklenburg County

Nelson County

Petersburg City

  • Petersburg Public Library newspaper index, 1797-1877
    A proper name and subject index covering more than 40 newspaper titles primarily published in Petersburg, Va., 1797-1877. Originally a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the card index, from which this database was created, is comprised of 43,810 typed 3 x 5 cards with detailed entries for proper names and subjects including births, marriages, deaths, property sales, and chancery suits. Local events are covered in great detail, including the period of reconstruction following the Civil War.

Prince William County

Richmond City

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