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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:
• BBS AAHGS Albemarle/Charlottesville Chapter:
• Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society:
• Central Virginia Genealogy Association:
• Historic Buckingham, Inc.:
• Fluvanna County Historical Society:
• Greene County Historical Society:
• Louisa County Historical Society:
• Madison County Historical Society:
• Nelson County Historical Society:
• Orange County Historical Society:
• Virginia Genealogical Society
• Virginia Historical Society:

Jefferson Madison Regional Library:
(This catalog also includes records for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Library, )

Central Virginia Regional Library (Buckingham Co.):
Fluvanna County Public Library:
Greene County Public Library:
Louisa County Public Library:
Madison County Public Library:
Nelson County Public Library:
Orange County Public Library:

State Libraries
Library of Virginia:
Library of Virginia Digital Collection:
Virginia Historical Society:
Museum of the Confederacy:
University of Virginia Library:

National Libraries:
Library of Congress:

Other community groups & resources:
African-American Families Database:
AfriGeneas-African American & African Ancestored Genealogy:

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia:

Virginia Emigrants to Liberia:

AfriGeneas-Spotlight On: Char McCargo Bah:

Dr. Lynn Rainville LoCo History:

Dr. Lynn Rainville’s African-American Cemeteries in Albemarle and Amherst Counties:

LDS Charlottesville Family History Center:

Carolyn Barkley's Genealogy and Family History Blog:

Library of Congress American Memory Digital Collections:

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database:

Virginia Genealogy: A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia Compiled by Jean L. Cooper. 3rd edition, 2005.

Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia

National Genealogical Society

Virginia Historical Markers

Online Virginia Death Records & Indexes

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello:




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