Genealogies of Virginia Families

Genealogies of Virginia Families [From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography] Available by Individual Volume or Complete Set

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[…]Read more

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Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary: Unprecedented Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginians

“On May 13, 1607, Virginia’s first colonists came ashore on what became known as Jamestown Island. The next day, they commenced establishing an outpost they called James Cittie or Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the United States. The 104 colonists were unaware that they had arrived at the close of the most severe[…]Read more

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Jamestowne Ancestors, 1607-1699

Colonial Tidewater Virginia Publications by Virginia L. H. Davis

The late Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis was one of our leading authorities on the earliest inhabitants of Jamestown and the entire Tidewater region of Virginia. Her most famous book on this area of research was the diminutive volume, Jamestowne Ancestors, 1607-1699, a list of approximately 1,200 persons who are known to have landed or resided[…]Read more

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West Virginia Genealogy Books

UNIQUE BOOKS for Tracing Frontier Roots in Virginia, West Virginia, & Tennessee

From the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, millions of Americans (both native- born and immigrant) abandoned the Tidewater region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia for greener pastures. Since their predecessors had already claimed the best lands of the alluvial Tidewater, these families had little choice but to start their farms on the upland soil of[…]Read more

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Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists

Royal Descent of the Fisher Family of 17th-Century Virginia

In the July 28 issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” we referenced the work of the late Dr. David Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists.  This important book traces the descent from England’s kings Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III of British emigrants who arrived in the North American colonies before 1701, and who[…]Read more

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Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers

Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, by Martha McCartney

Unprecedented Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginians puts flesh on bare bones of Founders. “On May 13, 1607, Virginia’s first colonists came ashore on what became known as Jamestown Island. The next day, they commenced establishing an outpost they called James Cittie or Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the United States. The 104 colonists[…]Read more

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