Central Virginia Genealogy Resources-Links

As you conduct your genealogical research it is important to know what resources are available to you. Most organizations have a website, county or city government pages and local blogs. The Central Virginia includes the counties of: 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 of resources.

Historical Societies & Groups


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/

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:


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.


Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia

National Genealogical Society

Virginia Historical Markers

Online Virginia Death Records & Indexes




About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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