Shenandoah County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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Main article: Shenandoah County, Virginia

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


The Katherine Bushman Papers, 1961-1997 at the Library of Virginia include files about Shenandoah County families.

Shenandoah County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 150 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Shenandoah County families include:

  • Cartmell, T. K. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1; digital version at Ancestry ($); Family History Archives and World Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • Vann, Marvin J. Shenandoah County, Virginia, a Study of the 1860 Census with Supplemental Data. 4 vols. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993-1998. FHL Collection 975.595 X2v v. 1


  • [Albright] Ritchie, Patricia T. The Albrite--Albright Family in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties, Virginia, and in Hardy County, West Virginia. Winchester, Va.: P.T. Ritchie, 1991. FHL Collection 929.273 AL15r
  • [Barb] Barbe, Waverly Wilson, Alan Lee Williams and Olive Amelia McLaughlin. The Barb-Barbe Genealogy a Progressive Numerical Register of Some of the Descendants of Johann Jacob Barb Born 28 Nov. 1725 Hochstenbach, Westerwald, Germany Died 20 Apr. 1819 Shenandoah, Co., Virginia...Based on the Records of Olive Amelia (Barbe) McLaughlin (1842-1928). Honesdale, Pa.: Barbe & Associates, 1993. FHL Collection 929.273 B232b
  • [Bowman] MacDonald, Helen Lay and Betty Boehm Millner. Christian Bauman/Bowman of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Hayden Lake, Idaho: H. L. MacDonald & B. B. Millner, 1981. FHL Collection 929.273 B684mh
  • [Brock] Zirkle, Franklin A. Brief Outline of the Brock Family of Shenandoah County of Virginia. New Market, Va., 1971.
  • [Byrd] Joslyn, Roger D. "Was Andrew Byrd of Greene County, Ohio, a Son of Colonel Abraham Byrd of Shenandoah County, Virginia, and Fayette County, Kentucky?", The American Genealogist, Vol. 74, No. 2 (Apr. 1999):131-146.
  • [Crim] See, Hazel Tidler. Crim (Krim), Ancestors of Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia Cauldwell, Henton, Yarnall, Baker, Maris, Worrilow, Perkes, Miller, and Others of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Winchester, Va.: H.T. See, 1989. FHL Collection 929.273 C868s
  • [Cullers] Fogle, Patricia A. The Descendants of John and Mary (Miller) Cullers of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Fredericksburg, Va.: Sheridan Books, [2002?]. FHL Collection 929.273 C897fpa 
  • [Dilley] Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.
  • [Estep] Turner, Debra Estep. The Family of Simon Estep of Supinlick Ridge, Shenandoah County, Virginia. New Market, Va.: D. Turner, 1992. FHL Collection 929.273 Es85t
  • [Feezel] Feasel, Hubert L. Families of Michael and Jacob Feezel/Feasel of Shenandoah County, Virginia. 1998. FHL Collection 929.273 F321fm
  • [Filtzmoyer] Sanders, Doris Bowman. The Filtzmoyers of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Alexandria, Va.: D.B. Sanders, 1990. FHL Collection 929.273 F489sa
  • [Foltz] Brown, Chloe Delle Foltz. Historical and Genealogical Records of the Descendants of John Balthes Foltz and Margaret Hormighouser Foltz of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Fairfield County, Ohio with Some Early History and Records of the Father of George Peter Foltz and Grandfather Joseph Foltz of Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1751-1971. FHL Collection 929.273 F731b
  • [Fry] Miller, Mable. Mauck-Fry Family of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Free Lookups Available!
  • [Garton] Garton, Ernest Lovejoy. Garton Family: Descendants of William Garton of Fairfield, Cumberland County, N. J. and Descendants of William Garton of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Typescript. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 6
  • [Getz] Getz, James E. Baltzer Getz: German Immigrant Our Ancestor and His Descendants, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County, Virginia and Beyond. Fredericksburg, Va.: Sheridan Books, 2001. FHL Collection 929.273 G335gj; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Gochenour] Evans, Robert Lee. History of the Descendants of Jacob Gochenour Who Died in November 1771 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and Including Those Who Moved to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri with Some Data on Henry Gochenour Who Died about 1788 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and His Children, and a Note on European and Pennyslvania Gochenours. Arlington, Va.: Robert Lee Evans, 1977. FHL Collection 929.273 G539e
  • [Good] Good, William Algernon. Shadowed by the Massanutten: A History of Life Along Smith Creek, the Good Family Genealogy, and Civil War Notes. Broadway, Va.: W.A. Good, 1992. FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2g.
  • [Henton] Edwards, Nell Henton. Genealogy of the Henton Family. Versailles, Ky., 1960.
  • [Hoffman] Holtzclaw, B.C. John Hoffman, 1714 Germanna Colonist, and His Descendants. Harrisonburg, Va., 1963. FHL Book 975.5 D2gd no. 3
  • [Housden] Drake, Vicky Walker and Debby Housden Owens. Our Housden Legacy. 2 vols. Luray, Va.: V. Drake & D. Owens, 2003. FHL Collection 929.273 H816d v. 1
  • [Hurst] Leeper, Erma Brown. My Heritage. Laguna Hills, Calif., 1969. FHL Book 929.273 L518L.
  • [Hutchison] Winthurst, Phyllis. The Hutchison Chronicles: Some Stories of the Nine Generations of Descendants of John and Margaret Hutchison, Prince William and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia and Montgomery County, Tennessee. Tucson, Ariz.: P.R. Winthurst, 1998. FHL Collection 929.273 H975w
  • [Mauck] Miller, Mable. Mauck-Fry Family of Shenandoah County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy. 1982. FHL Collection 929.273 M441mm Free Lookups Available!
  • [Mauck] Mauck Family Bible of Robert P. Mauck Born 1742, Died 1903 Gallia, Ohio; Page & Shenandoah Counties Virginia; Also Includes Ruffner of Page County Va., Rothgeb of Page County Va. Microfilmed 2003. FHL Collection 1573546 Item 65
  • [Miller] Campbell, Judith A. The Miller Family: of Page County, Virginia, Descendants of Anna Mary Miller Printz, Katherine Miller Shaffer, Frances Miller Printz, Henry H. Miller, Philip Miller & John Miller Jr. Rileyville, Va.: J.A. Campbell, 1994. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 M612cj.
  • [Newman] Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Includes a chapter titled "Genealogy of the Newman Family, 1618-1900," see Table of Contents; discusses Newmans of Shenandoah County.]
  • [Oakley] Oakley, Eura and Betty Sellers. The George Oakley Family of Loudoun and Shenandoah Counties, Va. and Some of His Descendants. Melber, Ky.: Simmons Historical Publications, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 Oa4oe
  • [Pence] Pence, Kingsley Adolphus. The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants, Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, January 15, 1775: Resided in Champaign County, Ohio, Bartholomew County, Indiana, and Henderson County, Illinois. Denver, Colo.: K.A. Pence, 1912. FHL Collection 1697859 Item 4; digital version at Ancestry ($); another digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Pence] Carson, Beatrice. Pence Family Genealogy: Descendants of Henry, Jacob and Lewis Pence, Shenandoah County, Va. and Champaign County, Ohio, 1740-1900. Typescript, 1975. FHL Collection 1035531 Item 6; FHL Collection 929.273 P372c
  • [Pence] Carson, Beatrice. Pence Genealogy: A History of the Pences of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Who Migrated to Champaign County, Ohio, [16--]-1967. FHL Collection 929.273 P372b
  • [Plumlee] Houp, J. Randall. The Descendants of Isaac & Margaret (Bradshaw) Plumlee, White County, Tennessee. Alma, Ark.: J. Randall Houp, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P735h.
  • [Ruddell] Smutz, Harold Turk. John Ruddell of the Shenandoah Valley: His Children and Grandchildren. Webster Groves, Mo.?: unknown, 1974. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Rudolph] Blum, Willetta Baylis and William Blum. The Rudolph Family of Virginia. Washington, D.C., 1962.
  • [Sheffer] Smith, Russell Gilbert. The Sheffer Family of Shenandoah County, Virginia: Jacob Schaeffer, Emigrant Ancestors, Married Twice: December 30, 1728--December 30, 1944, 10 Generations, 216 Years, 7 Generations Still Living. Staunton, Va.: Wright Printing, 1944. FHL Collection 1320635 Item 57
  • [Skelton] Skelton, Earl F. "The Skeltons of Colonial Virginia," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 3, No. 2 (August/September 1994):86-100; Vol. 3, No. 3 (November/December 1994):151-162. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t
  • [Swartz] Swartz, Phillip Allen. The Swartz Family of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: P.A. Swartz, 1955. FHL Collection 929.273 Sw26a
  • [Swartz] Swartz, Benjamin Kinsell. The Descendants of John Swartz, Sr., 1760?-1817 of Saumsville Shenandoah County, Virginia. Typescript. FHL Collection 929.273 Sw26b  
  • [Tipton] Tomlinson, Kenneth C. Colonel John Tipton and Captain Jonathan Pugh of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Washington County, Tennessee: Some of Their Descendants Represented by Members of the Tipton, Pugh, Barnett and Related Families. Portland, Ore.: K.C. Tomlinson, 1924. FHL Collection 1320635 Item 93
  • [Windle] Johnson, Patricia Craig. The James Henry Windle Family of Creston, Union County, Iowa: 1867-1923. Fort Collins, Colo.: P.C. Johnson, 2007. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 W723j.
  • [Wolfe] Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. The Wolfe, Hawkins-Sheets-Yates-Wheeler and Allied Families. Fairfield, Iowa, 1964.
  • [Wood] Lawler, Leo G. and Hazel P. Lawler. Nehemiah Wood of Shenandoah County, Virginia with Forebear, Descendants, and Allied Families. Fredericksburg, Va.: Hazeleo Publishers, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 W85LL
  • [Wyatt] Peters, Genevieve E. John Wyatt of Loudoun, Shenandoah, and Franklin Counties, Virginia. FHL Collection 929.273 W97p