The Eastern Shore Public Library's genealogical collection contains
most of the basic sources for Virginia genealogy, including nearly all
the works indexed in E.G. Swem's VIRGINIA HISTORICAL INDEX (Roanoke: Stone
Printing and Manufacturing Co., 1934). Librarian Miles Barnes has done
a magnificent job of filling the Eastern Shore Room with valuable books,
papers, and manuscripts. If you are planning a trip to the Eastern Shore, be
sure to check this resource.
Genealogy and history of the Eastern Shore discussion group on the Internet.
for information about subscribing to this list.
Mary Frances Carey
Mary Frances Carey does genealogy research on a fee basis, usually by the
hour or by the family. Contact her at 31415 Horntown Rd., New Church, VA
Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St. NW
You can find many records at the DAR that can't be found anywhere else.
Over 140,000 books and 250,000 folders of manuscripts and other genealogical
material on American families. May include family histories, lots of Bible
records, cemetery and other records.
Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria
Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria is the genealogical section of the Alexandria
library. It is in a historical home and they have just about every abstract
ever published for the state of Va. Also lots of family books and they
are hooked up to the IGI.
National Genealogical Society
4527 175th St. North
Annual Dues $40.00
About 25,000 books on histories, wills and marriage records.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
P.O. Box 412
Vienna, VA 22183-0412
Annual Dues $25 individual $37.50 family
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 73086
Washington, DC 20056-3086
Annual Dues $25 individual $30 family
(Call for info on MD, VA, and District chapters)
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
A Quarterly Publication of the Virginia Historical Society.
Membership is $35.00 per year
Single issues of the VMHB: $5.50.
For more information, contact the VHS at
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311
The Southern Claims Commission consisted of a 3-man panel and
was authorized by Congress to consider claims from pro Unionists who were
living in Confederate States and had suffered losses at the hands of the
Union Government during the Civil War. A little more than 23,000 individuals
filed claims with the commission. Many die hard Confederates filed claims
believing that the government owed them for their hardships during the
war. The documents filed and testimonies given yield a wealth of genealogical
information. A good finding aid is: Civil War Claims in the South: An
Index of Civil War Damage Claims filed before the Southern Claims Commission,