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Central Virginia Genealogy Resources-What's available?

As you conduct your genealogical research it is important to know what resources are available to you. Most organizations have a website.  Let’s establish what is meant by the Central Virginia area. The Virginia counties typically covered are Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Madison, Orange and the city of Charlottesville. If you are researching the central Virginia area for genealogical information, check out the following list.

Historical Societies & Groups

• Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society Chapter of Central Virginia: https://sites.google.com/site/centralvirginiachapteraahgs/home/contact-us
• BBS AAHGS Albemarle/Charlottesville Chapter: http://aagg.avenue.org/index.html
• Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society: http://www.albemarlehistory.org/
• Central Virginia Genealogy Association: http://cvga.avenue.org/
• Historic Buckingham, Inc.: http://www.historicbuckingham.org/
• Fluvanna County Historical Society: http://www.fluvannahistory.org/
• Greene County Historical Society: http://www.greenehistory.org/
• Louisa County Historical Society: http://www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org/
• Madison County Historical Society: http://www.madisoncountyhistoricalsociety.com/
• Nelson County Historical Society: http://www.nelsonhistorical.com/
• Orange County Historical Society: http://www.orangecovahist.org/
• Virginia Genealogical Society http://www.vgs.org/
• Virginia Historical Society: http://www.vahistorical.org/research/main.htm

Libraries
Jefferson Madison Regional Library: http://jmrl.org/
(This catalog also includes records for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Library, http://www.albemarlehistory.org/ )

Central Virginia Regional Library (Buckingham Co.): http://centralvirginiaregionallibrary.org/
Fluvanna County Public Library: http://www.fcplva.org
Greene County Public Library: http://www.greenelibrary.info/
Louisa County Public Library: http://jmrl.org/br-louisa.htm
Madison County Public Library: http://www.madisonlibrary.org/
Nelson County Public Library: http://nelsoncopublib.org/
Orange County Public Library: http://tlc.library.net/orange/

State Libraries
Library of Virginia: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/
Library of Virginia Digital Collection: http://virginiamemory.com
Virginia Historical Society: http://www.vahistorical.org/research/main.htm
Museum of the Confederacy: http://www.moc.org/
University of Virginia Library: http://www.lib.virginia.edu

National Libraries:
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov
WorldCat: http://worldcat.org

Other community groups & resources:
African-American Families Database: http://www.centralvirginiahistory.org/index.shtml
AfriGeneas-African American & African Ancestored Genealogy: http://www.afrigeneas.com/

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia: http://www.blackhistorymuseum.org/

Virginia Emigrants to Liberia: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/liberia/index.php?page=Home

AfriGeneas-Spotlight On: Char McCargo Bah: http://www.afrigeneas.com/spotlight/spotlight008.html

Dr. Lynn Rainville LoCo History: http://www.locohistory.org/Albemarle/

Dr. Lynn Rainville’s African-American Cemeteries in Albemarle and Amherst Counties:
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/cem/

LDS Charlottesville Family History Center: http://charlottesville-fhc.org/

Carolyn Barkley's Genealogy and Family History Blog: http://www.genealogyandfamilyhistory.com/

Library of Congress American Memory Digital Collections: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: http://www.slavevoyages.org/

Virginia Genealogy: A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia Compiled by Jean L. Cooper. 3rd edition, 2005.
http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/genealogy/

Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia
http://grivagenealogy.wordpress.com/

National Genealogical Society
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/home

Virginia Historical Markers
http://www.historical-markers.org/

Online Virginia Death Records & Indexes
http://www.deathindexes.com/virginia/

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: http://www.monticello.org/index.html
 

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