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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” ['''F'''amily, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.  
 
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” ['''F'''amily, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.  
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*Cragun, Brian J. ''Andrew Thompson of Wythe and Bland Counties, Virginia and Descendants''. Rochester, Minn.: B.J. Cragun, 1995. {{FHL|929.273 T371cbj}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,107610 Family History Archives].
  
 
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United States  > Virginia > Bland County

Location of Bland County, Virginia
Bland County Boundary Map

County Courthouse

History

Richard Bland (1710-1776)

The county was named after Richard Bland (1710-1776), Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.[1]

Parent County

1861--Bland County was created 30 March 1861 from Giles, Tazewell and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Bland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

For a more detailed list, including addresses and external links, see Bland County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bland County: [3]

  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Bivins Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
  • Comfort Cemetery
  • Crabtree Cemetery
  • Gibson Cemetery
  • Hogan Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Cemetery
  • Hoges Chapel Methodist Cemetery
  • Houndshell Cemetery
  • Newberry Cemetery
  • Pruett Cemetery
  • Red Oak Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
  • Shewey Cemetery
  • Shields Cemetery
  • Shrader Cemetery
  • Sword Cemetery
  • Temple Hill Cemetery
  • Tuggle Cemetery
  • Tynes and Ferguson Cemetery
  • Wagner Cemetery

Church

Court

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Bland County, Virginia Chancery Records 1874-1928 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. The online indexes continues from 1928 through 1938, but at present does not include images. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[4]

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” [Family, Associates, and Neighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.

General

Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Bland County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1961):77-78. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

  • Fridley, Beth, comp. Bland County, Virginia Births: 1861-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Link title

References

  1. "Bland County, Virginia," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bland_County.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  4. "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability," Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).