Recommended Online Resources

Recommended Online Resources

We offer a number of online resources that can be used in conjunction with research conducted in our library or through our online collections databases. The listing of a link does not constitute an endorsement of the web site by the VMHC.

Below is a list of our recommended online resources for the following categories:


Ancestry Library

  • Researchers at the VMHC library have access to through a generous gift from National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, Inc.

Family history resources at the Library of Congress

Virginia Vital Statistics Genealogy Information

Board for Certification of Genealogists

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

National Genealogical Society Home Page

General Virginiana

Commonwealth of Virginia Home Page

Encyclopedia Virginia Home Page

The Library of Virginia Home Page

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Mariners' Museum - Newport News, Virginia

The Virtual Library of Virginia - Special Collections

Preservation Directory - Virginia Preservation Organizations

Office of Vital Records, Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Newspaper Project (Library of Virginia)

Virginia Chronicle (Library of Virginia newspaper digital archive)


City of Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery

The Valentine

Civil War

The Valley of the Shadow 

American Civil War Museum

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Civil War Traveler

American Civil War Research and Genealogy Database

  • Subscription service, free demo available

Virginia Civil War Campaigns Historical Marker Guide

  • The comprehensive guide to Virginia Civil War Historical markers