This is a list of online Virginia Genealogy Collections at FamilySearch.


Included are Virginia birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Virginia collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Virginia ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.





How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take your straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Virginia Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Birth records

Birth indexes


Image only birth records


Marriage Records

Marriage indexes


Image only marriage records


Divorce Records

Death Records

Death indexes


Image only death records




Funeral Homes




Wills & Probate





Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Virginia Residence Records





Emigration, Immigration, Other Migration

Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship

Indexed records



Passenger Lists









Workhouses / Poorhouses / Soldier Homes





Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Virginia Military Records



Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775


French and Indian War, 1755-1763


Indian Wars


Revolutionary War, 1775-1783


War of 1812

Mexican War, 1846-1848


Civil War, 1861-1865


World War I, 1914-1918

Indexed WWI records


Image only WWI records


World War II, 1939-1945


Korean War


Veterans, Pensions





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

Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Buildings & Dwellings


Business Records & Commerce

Centennial Celebrations



Church Records


Church History






Description & Travel




Ethnic & Minorities


African American


Japanese American




Native American




Employees & Officials





Government & Legal


Government & Politics




Historical Geography




History – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


History – Revolution, 1775-1783


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals




Names & Surnames




Postal and Shipping


Public Records



Religion / Religious Life


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs





Virginia Modern Helps

Family Search Articles

Research Tips


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