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.

Neighboring States

Recent Virginia Genealogy

York County Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

The York County Public Library has uploaded all of 22 Tabb and York High School yearbooks in their collection from 1958 through 1977 to Internet Archive. We provide quick links to each edition in chronological order below. Each link takes you to the volume for that year enabling you to peruse and read the yearbook. If you want to download a copy there is a link at the top that enables you to do so for free. Tabb High School Yearbooks Vol 1973 – BengalVol 1974 – BengalVol 1975 – BengalVol 1976 – Bengal York High School Yearbooks Vol 1958…

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Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Collection of Yearbooks

FREE! Download or read online 177 school yearbooks from schools primarily in Alleghany and Bath counties, as well as the independent cities of Covington and Millington, Virginia. The schools and range of years (all years not available) include: Alleghany High School (1964-1975); Bath County High School (1971-1974); Buchanan High School (1958); Buffalo Gap High School (1964-1967); Central High School (1956-1959); Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital School of Nursing (1950-1971); Clifton Forge High School (1921-1976); Covington High School (1924-1977); Dunlap High School (1948-1963); Eagle Rock High School (1956); Goshen High School (1958-1966); Highland County Public Schools (1961-1976); James River High School (1969);…
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Eastern Shore Public Library Collection of Yearbooks

FREE! Download or read online 120 school yearbooks for Accomack and Northampton county schools. The schools and range of years (all years not available) include: Accomac High School (1948); Atlantic High School (1952-1955); Bloxom High School (1948-1951); Cape Charles High School (1919-1974); Capeville Elementary School (1948-1955); Eastern Shore Citizen’s Council Academy (1971); Hampton Institute (1951-1964); Northampton County High School (1951-1970); Northampton High School (1958-1972); Onancock High School (1945-1977); Saint Philip School of Nursing (1953); School of Practical Nursing (1965-1977); Temperanceville Primary School (1978).
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