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Family Histories

This is a selective list of some of the more important Virginia family histories or collective genealogies in the U.Va. Library. To ascertain whether or not the library has a printed genealogy of a specific family, look in the online catalog under the family name (e.g., "Walker Family"). The Library of Congress bibliography of genealogies (see chapter I); Brown, Virginia Genealogies; and Stewart, Index to Printed Virginia Genealogies should be consulted for genealogies of specific families contained in larger works.

Special Collections
F232.B4 A17 1930
Ackerly, Mary Denham, and L. E. J. Parker. Our Kin: The Genealogies of some of the Early Families Who Made History in the Founding and Development of Bedford County, Virginia. Lynchburg, Va.: J. P. Bell Company, 1930.

Refers to families in Bedford and Campbell counties.
Alderman Stacks & Special Collections
CS71 .M8345 2003
Bingham, Emily. Mordecai, an early American family. New York : Hill and Wang, c2003.
Alderman Stacks
CS16 .B63
Blakemore, John Augustus. Genealogical numeration : a practical system. [s.l.] : Blakemore, c1972.

Uses the Rolfe family (John Rolfe, 1585-1622) of Virginia as an example.
Alderman Stacks
F 225 .B6 1976
Boddie, John Bennett. Southside Virginia Families. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976. Library has v. 1.

Genealogies of selected families. Comprehensive personal name index.
Alderman Stacks
CS69 .B62 1975
Boddie, John Bennett. Virginia historical genealogies. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1975.

Genealogies of selected families. Comprehensive name index.
Alderman Stacks
F 221 .V82 new ser. v.5 1886
Brock, R. A., ed. Documents, chiefly unpublished, relating to the Huguenot emigration to Virginia : and to the settlement at Manakin-Town, with an appendix of genealogies, presenting data of the Fontaine, Maury, Dupuy, Trabue, Marye, Chastain, Cocke, and other families. Richmond, Va., Pub. by the Society, 1886.
Alderman Stacks
CS71 .C11 1939
Brown, Alexander. The Cabells and Their Kin. 2d ed. Richmond: Garrett & Massie, 1939.

Amherst, Buckingham, and Nelson county families.
Special Collections
CS71 .R747 1997
Brown, Stuart E. Pocahontas' descendants : a revision, enlargement, and extension of the list as set out by Wyndham Robertson in his book Pocahontas and her descendants (1887). Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994 (1997 printing). 3 vol. in 1.
Special Collections
CS71 .C323 2003
Carter, B. Noland, II. A goodly heritage : a history of the Carter family in Virginia. [Richmond, Va.? : Author?], c2003. 2 vols.
Alderman Stacks
F225.C67
Conway, Moncure Daniel. Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock. New York: The Grolier Club, 1892.

A miscellaneous collection of letters of prominent early Virginians, especially relating to the Washington and Lewis families.
Special Collections
F225 .D392 1998
Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson. Tidewater Virginia families : generations beyond. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., c1998.
Special Collections
CS 71 .W34 1950
Donaldson, Evelyn Kinder. Squires and Dames of old Virginia. Los Angeles: Miller Printing Company, 1950.

Genealogy and records of the Watson family. Data on Henrico, Charles City, Goochland, and Prince George counties.
Alderman Stacks
CS71 .G647 1963
Goode, George Brown. Virginia Cousins: A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of John Goode of Whitby. Bridgewater, Va.: C. J. Carrier, 1963.

Originally published in 1897. Traces the Goode family from England to America. Notes on other English Goodes Index.
Special Collections
CS71 .W95 2004
Grant, Robert N. Sorting some of the Wrights of southern Virginia. Part 2, John Wright (Goochland County carpenter), his wife Judith(Easly) Wright, and their descendants. Menlo Park, Calif. : Grant, 2004. 5 vols.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
F225 .H41 1931

Hayden, Horace Edwin. Virginia genealogies. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop, 1931.

Genealogies of the following Virginia families: Glassell, Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace. Comprehensive name index. Also indexed in Stewart's Index to Printed Virginia Genealogies.

Alderman Stacks
CS71 .S456 1911
Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and allied families. New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company [c1911] 2 vols.

An extensive genealogy of the descendants of Samuel and Rebecca Yeo Selden. Includes coats of arms. Index.
Alderman Stacks
E332.2 .L35 2000
Lanier, Shannon. Jefferson's children : the story of one American family. New York : Random House, c2000.
Special Collections
CS 71 .A395 1957

Lester, Memory Aldridge. Alldredge-Aldridge-Bracken-Nesmith families and their kin. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Privately Printed, 1957.

Special Collections
CS 69 .L4 1956

Lester, Memory Aldridge. Bible records. Chapel Hill, N.C. : [s.n.], 1956-
7 vols.

Southern Bible records, many of which are not published elsewhere.

Special Collections
CT274 .C88 L96 1992

Lynch, James B., Jr. The Custis chronicles. Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1992-c1997. 2 vols.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Contents: [1] The years of migration -- [2] The Virginia generations.

Alderman Stacks & Clemons Stacks
E302.6 .L4 M43 2004
McGaughy, J. Kent. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia : a portrait of an American revolutionary. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2004.
Special Collections
F 225 .M15 1903
McIlhany, Hugh Milton. Some Virginia families; being genealogies of the Kinney, Stribling, Trout, McIlhany, Milton, Rogers, Tate, snickers, Taylor, McCormick, and other families of Virginia.
Staunton, Va.: Stoneburner & Prufer, Printers, 1903.
Alderman Stacks & Clemons Stacks
CT 274 .L44 N34 1990
Nagel, Paul C. The Lees of Virginia : seven generations of an American family. New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Alderman Stacks
E 186.4 .V84 1930
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. History and register of ancestors and members of the Society of the colonial dames of America in the state of Virginia, 1892-1930. Richmond: The William Byrd Press, 1930.
Alderman Stacks &
Special Collections
F225 .N37 1979
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Register of ancestors. Richmond, Va. : The Society, 1979.
Special Collections
CS71 .G195 2003
Nicholas, Richard Ludlam. Colonel Henry Gantt and the Gantt family of Albemarle County, Virginia. Charlottesville, VA : Richard Ludlam Nicholas, 2003.
Special Collections &
Ivy Stacks
CS71 .N928 1965
Norford, William Lindsay. Norford family history, 1742-1965; memoirs from England--United States. Charlottesville, Va. : The Michie Company, 1965.

Eight generations of Virginia Norfords. Appendixes: Norford family documents.
Alderman Reference
F225 .O43
Oliver, Lloyd F. Index to Du Bellet's Some prominent Virginia families. Tomball, Tex. : Genealogical Publications, 1979.

Separately published index to Pecquet du Bellet (below).
Alderman Stacks & Reference
F225 .P36 1976

Pecquet du Bellet, Louise. Some prominent Virginia families. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976. 4 vol. in 2.

Reprint of the 1907 ed. published by J. P. Bell, Lynchburg, Va. Selected families traced. Indexed by Oliver (above).

Alderman Stacks
CS71 .P5195 2004
The Peytons of Virginia II : being an account of the ancient and knightly family of Peyton of Suffolk and especially those who became planters in his majesty's colony of Virginia. Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press ; Great Falls, VA (12147 Holly Knoll Circle, Great Falls 22066) : Book orders to Alta J. Ginn, 2004. 2 vols.
Special Collections
CS71 .D222 1999
Ragland, Charles J. The Dandridge family of Virginia : ten generations of descendants from William Dandridge (1689-1747) of "Elsing Green," King William Co., Va. ; John Dandridge (1700-1756) of "Chestnut Grove," New Kent Co., Va. ; and their nephew, William Langbourne (1723-1866) of "The Island," King William Co., Va. Winston-Salem, N.C. : C.J. Ragland, 1999.
Special Collections
CS71.M1889 R6 2002

Robbins, Eugene W. The McGuffey/Guffey families : a genealogical study. [Spicewood, Tex. (19517 Scenic Drive, Spicewood 78669) : E.W. Robbins, 2002]

http://plantationdb.monticello.org

Stanton, Lucia. Monticello Plantation Database. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2006.

This new website contains information about people who lived in slavery on Thomas Jefferson's plantations. It provides access to a database of information on over six hundred individuals. This is a work-in-progress, and will continue to expand through 2006.

Alderman Stacks & Reference
F225 .V17 1927
Valentine, Edward Pleasants. The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers, abstracts of records in the local and general archives of Virginia relating to the families of Allen, Bacon, Ballard, Batchelder, Blouet, Brassieur (Brashear) Cary, Crenshaw, Dabney, Exum, Ferris, Fontaine, Gray, HGardy, Isham (Henrico County) Jordan, Langston, Lyddall, Mann, Mosby, Palmer, Pasteur, Pleasants, Povall, Randolph, Satterwhite, Scott, Smith (the family of Francis Smith of Hanover County) Valentine, Waddy, Watts, Winston, Womack, Woodson. Richmond: The Valentine Museum, 1927. 4 vols.

"The abstracts of wills, deeds and court orders ... now published ... are from the files of family papers bequeathed to the Valentine Museum by the late Edward Pleasants Valentine."
Alderman Stacks & Special Collections
F450 .V26 1901

Van Meter, Benjamin Franklin. Genealogies and sketches of some old families who have taken prominent part in the development of Virginia and Kentucky especially, and later of many other states of this Union. Louisville, Ky .: J. P. Morton & Company, 1901.

Lewis, Phillips, Moss, Van Meter, Cunningham, Harness families; J. H. McNeill and his rangers.

Special Collections
F225 .Y87 1999

Yurechko, John Otto. Virginia genealogies along and near the lower Rappahannock River, 1607-1799 : Allen, Buckner, Carter, Harrow, Jackson, Kellum, Long, Miles, Montgomery, Morton, Page, Reade, Roy, Tankersley, Thornley, and Wilson. Westminster, Md. : Willow Bend Books and Family Line Publications, c1995 (1999 printing)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-293) and index.

 



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