Genealogy Resources

Virginia Memory – digital collections of photographs, maps, archival records, art, and records at the Library of Virginia

Virginia Yearbooks - digitized yearbooks from throughout Virginia Pittsylvania County Yearbooks

Databases & eBooks available through the Library of Virginia

OTHER USEFUL LINKS: Free and trusted resources available on the internet, curated for our patrons.

Access Genealogy – family history director and good Native American resources

African Heritage Project – records on former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants

Billion Graves – headstone records

British Library, India Office – records on British and European people in India pre-1950

Chronicling America – Historic American Newspapers (LoC link)

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System – Civil War records from the National Park Service

Daughters of the American Revolution – military service records and more

Family Search – the genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Find a Grave – the world’s largest gravesite collection

FreeBMD - civil registration index of births, marriages, and deaths for England and Wales

FreeCEN – transcribed census records from the UK

FreeReg – baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish register of the UK

Fulton History - historical newspapers from the U.S. and Canada

Geneaology Trails – transcribed genealogical records from across the US

Google News Archive - millions of archived newspaper pages

Guild of One-Name Studies – extensive surname research site

Hispanic Genealogy – list of resources for research Hispanic ancestry

Immigrant Ancestors Project – emigration registers for locating birthplaces of immigrant in their native countries, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University

Italian Genealogical Group – Italian American genealogy resources and databases

JewishGen – Jewish ancestry research

Library and Archives Canada – official archives of Canada

National Archives

National Archives of Ireland

National Library of Ireland Genealogy Page

National Library of Scotland Family History Page

NativeWeb Genealogy – Native American genealogy resources and databases

Patriot Genealogy – Revolutionary War information from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

POWVETS – WWII POW search for prisoners of war held in German camps

Preserve the Pensions – War of 1812 pension records

RootsWeb – world’s largest genealogy community

UK National Archives – official national archives of the UK

USGenWeb Project – massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county

WorldGenWeb Project – genealogy resources by country and region