Harrisonburg (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1916
Website www.harrisonburgva.gov/

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Harrisonburg is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for Thomas Harrison, a son of English settlers[1]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Virginia, Harrisonburg City Courthouse.png

For additional records, see Rockingham County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Harrisonburg (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1916 -- Harrisonburg was created in 1916 from Rockingham County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

  • Wayland, John W. Men of Mark and Representative Citizens of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia. Staunton, VA: McClure Co., 1943. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

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for more resources

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Harrisonburg silversmiths.]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisonburg,_Virginia
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).