Essential to the Virginia researcher, this celebrated book consists of an alphabetical surname index to all works published prior to 1930 containing genealogies of Virginia families. In all, there are about 6,000 family names with more than 18,000 references, each keyed to the work containing the pedigree-whether book, magazine, lineage paper, or newspaper. Genealogical research in Virginia thus begins with this book, for it provides the first part of the answer to any question as to what material has already been compiled on a particular family. The work is enhanced with an added Foreword by John Frederick Dorman, the dean of Virginia genealogists. “This Index is another indispensable volume for the investigation of Virginia families.”–The Virginia Genealogist.
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