The Library of Virginia is the official Virginia State Archives. This has some Virginia birth, marriage, and death records, burned counties records, maps, land records, photographs, Virginia military records, and more.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Birth Records

Bible Records (Archives and Manuscript Catalog)

Brown Monuments, Inc., J. Henry, Order Books



Marriage Records

Henley Marriage and Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers

Richmond Enquirer/Visitor Marriage and Obituary Index, 1804-1860

Cohabitation Registers Digital Collection



Death Records

Death Index of Virginia, 1853–1896

Land Records-guide
Land Tax Records, Using

Northern Neck Grants and Surveys/Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants

Land Office Patents and Grants, Virginia (digital collection)




Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Daily Life Records


African American

Trailblazers, African American


African American Research at the Library of Virginia to 1870

African American Narrative (Virginia Untold)

Born in the Wake of Freedom: John Mitchell, Jr., and the Richmond Planet

African American Resources at Virginia Memory



Bibliographies & Research Guides

Bibliographies and Research Guides

Virginia Memory Biographical and Genealogical Collections




Dictionary of VirginiaDunmore’s War Payroll and Service Claims Biography

Biographical Sketches of S. Bassett French

French, S. Bassett, Biographical Sketches







Rare Book Digital Collection




Richmond Esthetic and Historic Building Survey

WPA Historical Houses Drawings Digital Collection

Carneal & Johnston Negative Collection

Public Buildings and Grounds Digital Collection



Church Records




Coats of Arms

Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms



Court Records

Chancery Records Index

Supreme Court of Virginia Records and Briefs Database



Ethnic Records

African American and Native American Records

Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival Digital Collection




VA-ROOTS (Virginia Genealogy) Discussion Group

WPA Life Histories Collection



Government Records

Virginia Colonial Records Project

Mutual Assurance Society Policies for Richmond City and Henrico County, 1796–1867

Web Archives Collections 

Colonial Records Project, Virginia

County and City Records on Microfilm 

Executive Orders Digital Collection

Governors’ Letters Received, 1776-1784

Jefferson and The Capitol of Virginia

Legislative Petitions Digital Collection

Lewis and Clark : “We send from this place with dispatches”

Local Records

State Artwork Digital Collection

State Government Publications Digital Collection



Libraries, Museums, & Archives

Virginia Historical Inventory

Web Archives Collections

West Virginia Records at the Library of Virginia

Virginia Heritage Project

Virginia Historical Inventory

Virginia Memory

Board of Public Works Digital Collection

Colonial Records Project, Virginia

Digital Collections



Magazines & Publications

Virginia State Documents

Cavalcade, Virginia



Manuscript Collections

Brock Miscellaneous Files Database

Henry Executive Papers Digital Collection, 1776-1778

Jefferson Executive Papers Digital Collection, 1779-1781


Virginia Colonial Records Project

Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival Digital Collection

Virginia, Discovered and Discribed: John Smith’s Map of Virginia and Its Derivatives

Whitsitt, William Heth, Papers




Henley Marriage and Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers

Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index


Virginia Chronicle

Virginia Newspaper Project

Virginia Newspaper Collections

Engraver’s Art: Newspaper Mastheads




Adolph B. Rice Photograph Collection

Broadsides Digital Collection

Callahan Photograph Collection, Eastern Shore Public Library

Carneal & Johnston Negative Collection

Charles F. Gillette Virginia Photograph Collection

Eastern Shore Public Library Photographs

Fairfax County Public Library Historical Photographs

Fairfax County Public Library Photograph Collection

Gillette, Charles F., Photograph Collection

Governor Mark R. Warner Administration Photograph Collection

Hamblin Studio Photograph Collection, Suffolk Public Library

Hampton Public Library/City of Hampton Historical Collection Photographs

Harry C. Mann Photograph Collection

Hopewell Virginia Locals of United Mine Workers of America Photograph Collection

Newport News Public Library Photograph Collection

Photographic Collections

Portsmouth Public Library Photograph Collection

Radford Public Library Photograph Collection

Roanoke County Public Library Local History Photographs

School Buildings Service Photographs Digital Collection

Tazewell County Public Library Photographs

U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection

Virginia Legislature Photograph Collection

Waynesboro Public Library Photographs

CW150 Legacy Project

Michael Miley Studio Collection

State Artwork Digital Collection

Stereograph Digital Collection

Virginia Memory Photographic Collections

Virginia Historical Inventory

1939 World’s Fair Photograph Collection




Tantilla Gardens Poster Collection




Michael Miley Studio Collection

School Buildings Service Photographs




Local Historical Societies in Virginia

Mutual Assurance Society Digital Collection (Richmond/Henrico County, Virginia, Policies)

Mutual Assurance Society Records

Historical and Genealogical Societies in Virginia




Trailblazers, African American




Yearbooks Digital Project, Virginia

Michael Miley Studio Collection






Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Military Records



Virginia Military Dead Database

U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection

Military Records

Virginia Military Service Collections at Virginia Memory



1774 Virginia Conflict

Dunmore’s War Payroll and Service Claims



Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Records-guide

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Claims

Revolutionary War Public Service Claims Index

Revolutionary War Virginia State Pensions 

Culpeper County Classes, 1781 Index

Governors’ Letters Received, 1776–1784



War of 1812

War of 1812 Bicentennial Digital Collection

War of 1812 Payrolls and Muster Rolls Index



US Civil War

Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home Applications

Confederate Disability Applications

Confederate Pension Applications, Veterans and Widows

Confederate Rosters Index

Confederate Veteran Magazine Index

Civil War Map Project

CW150 Legacy Project



World War I

World War I History Commission Questionnaires

World War I Poster Collection



World War II

World War II Poster Collection

World War II Separation Notices




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