This multi-volume work on Virginia genealogies consists of material from Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, a notable periodical that contained a large number of genealogies that will be of help to the researcher. A four-volume set , it has all of the family history articles, about 350, that appeared in the magazine from its inception in 1919 until its demise in 1952. This is a significant body of genealogical material, and many of the contributors were leading Virginia researchers. Also included is some miscellaneous material (Bible records, diary extracts, etc.), and a lengthy series of articles titled “Copies of Extant Wills from Counties Whose Records Have Been Destroyed,” which provides basic information on numerous early Virginia families (in Volume IV).
For convenience the articles are arranged throughout the four volumes in a single alphabetical sequence. Since each volume has its own index, the genealogist need only consult the particular volume required for his research.