Virginia Genealogical Society

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Purpose of the Society[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960. Our mission is to:

  • promote and foster family history education and research
  • publish genealogical information
  • and share accumulated knowledge.

Help the Society Can Provide[edit | edit source]

Record Collections[edit | edit source]

(Name of collection)

  • Located: (Online, onsite)
  • How to access: (order information, website)
  • Why search this record: (can link to wiki article)

(Continue to add any additional collections)

(Repeat bullets above of info about the collection. If there are too many collections to list, you can add a link to your society's webpage)

Indexes for (add County/town/state name here)[edit | edit source]

  • (Name of index (if online add link to name of index) - How to access: (if not online, order info. If it is online, remove "How to access.")  If there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage. See the Society Page Form for examples.)

Publications In the Society's Holdings[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]
  • (general description or list of titles; if there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage)
Periodicals[edit | edit source]
  • (general description of list of titles; if there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage)
Family Files[edit | edit source]
  • (general description or list of surnames - this can include any paper files you want to list)
Misc[edit | edit source]
  • (general descriptions)

Publications for Sale[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Genealogical Society publications program includes three major series:

  • Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents: 1732-1776 (vols. 4-8). Land patent records are an invaluable genealogical and historical resource for researchers of early Virginia. The Virginia Genealogical Society has issued five volumes taking the three volumes of Nell Marion Nugent's abstracts of Virginia land patents to 1776.
  • Index to Virginia Estates: 1800-1865 (10 vols). Index of all Virginia estate-related records found in will books and other collections, typically on microfilm. This ten-volume set has been completed geographically. Funding for this series has been made possible in part by a grant from the Richard Slatten Endowment for Virginia History of The Community Foundation in memory of Richard Slatten, a former President of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
  • The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy vols. 1-40 are available on CD; vols. 34-45 are available for purchase as printed back issues.

Look-up Services[edit | edit source]

(Instructions and fees)

  • (List of local repositories willing to visit)

How to Do Research in (add name of town/county here)[edit | edit source]

  • (list of classes whether online or onsite)

Local Repositories Society Members Visit[edit | edit source]

  • (list of repositories your members visit to do genealogy)

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society[edit | edit source]

Members of the Virginia Genealogical Society enjoy:

  • The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Published quarterly; covers primarily Virginia records. Copies of back issues are available.
  • The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter. Published bi-monthly; winner of the 1996 and 1997 National Genealogical Society Newsletter Competition. Contains feature articles, queries, book reviews, column "Glad You Asked That...," and announcements. Copies of back issues are available.
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the VGS website, with premium articles and information of interest to the Virginia researcher.
  • The names of Friends, Patrons, Benefactors, and Life Members are published in the Newsletter.
  • Discounted registration fees for conferences.
  • Twenty percent discount on Society publications.

Please see more membership information on our web site.

Society Happenings[edit | edit source]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

(details of meetings: how often, where, when, what is the purpose of the meeting, i.e., genealogical instruction, planning projects, etc.)

Workshops[edit | edit source]

(details: topics, when, where, cost, etc.)

Board Meetings[edit | edit source]

The Board of Governors meets at its administrative offices in Richmond, Virginia, on the first Sunday of the last month of each quarter.

Society Projects[edit | edit source]

Indexing[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)

Other Projects[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)

Past Projects[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)