Genealogy & Local History

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Records
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Thousands of genealogy websites. Includes searchable indexes.

Ellis Island Records

Search immigration here.

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

The International Genealogical Index, Ancestry File, and the Family History Library Catalog, are all available here.

Genealogical Research at the Library of Virginia

Learn how to use the collections at the Library of Virginia for genealogical research. Includes links to census, military, bible, and other records.

Genealogical Research at the National Archives

Forms, catalogs, caring for your family archives, workshops, articles, etc.

Genealogy Charts and Forms

Basic printable forms including ancestral, family group, and census charts.

Henrico Historical Society

Overview of county history, descriptions of each district, and list of special events.

Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865

This site contains 1,384 issues of the paper, November 1860-December 1865, plus period materials, like the Richmond City Council minutes and Henrico County Court minutes. Searchable.


Web page hosting, search indexes, surname list with 750,000+ entries, and user-contributed records and family trees.

USGenWeb Project

Information about genealogy in all the states and counties in the United States.

Valentine Richmond History Center

Papers, books, art, tools, photographs, etc. representing the entire Richmond area.


Virginia genealogical information by county.

Virginia Heritage: Guides to Archives and Manuscript Collections in Virginia

Information about historical materials that document Virginia history and culture from 1607 to the present.

Virginia Historical Society

Searchable collection of papers, art, photographs, and documents related to Virginia's history. Educational resources including bibliographies, information for teachers, and special tours.

Where to Write for Vital Records