From its beginnings in 1893 until the 1950s, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography devoted considerable space to the publication of genealogical source material. In all, the Magazine published nearly 5,000 pages of compiled genealogies and related source material. In 1981, Genealogical Publishing Company (Genealogical.com) re-arranged the genealogies, so that each is complete in itself (not seriatim), and published them in five large volumes, each with its own name index. We also asked Mr. John Frederick Dorman, the leading Virginia genealogist, to review the contents and prepare an Introduction to the entire work.
Genealogies of Virginia Families [From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography], as the five-volume work is known, contains 300 articles touching on families from all parts of the Old Dominion. The majority of the articles span as many as seven or eight generations. Upwards of 100,000 Virginians are treated in these pages, each of whom is cited in the specially prepared indexes. We have made these volumes available to the researcher either by individual volume, or as a complete set at a discounted set price.
The contents of the individual volumes are as follows:
Volume I: Adams-Chiles
Volume II: Claiborne-Fitzhugh
Volume III: Fleet-Hayes
Volume IV: Healy-Pryor
Volume V: Randolph-Zouch
For a more detailed list of the contents of each volume, including references to localities within Virginia and the names of allied families), see below. Remember, if you see your family listed in the contents, you don’t have to buy the entire set, merely the volume(s) relevant to your genealogy.