Part of RELIC’s mission is to provide access to Virginia historical information. In that regard we have collected a variety of statewide sources in addition to historical and genealogical sources for each local jurisdiction within the state.
Virginia materials include:
Abstracts of local records from around the state.
African Virginians Prior to 1865 (research guide)
All Virginia census schedules 1790-1930 (microfilm and online).
City directories (microfilm and microfiche).
County and town histories (books and online).
Encyclopedia of Virginia - a partnership between the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Freedman’s Bureau records (microfilm).
Historical magazines on (some available online).
Land grants (Northern Neck grants on microfilm. Virginia land grants also available online).
Military rolls from the Revolution and Civil War (microfilm).
Newspapers on microfilm, plus abstracts and indexes.
Statewide indexes to births, marriages, and deaths (microfilm).
Topographic and historical maps.