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




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