Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Virginia. For example, the Family History Library has directories for:
|1819-1860||Family History Library fiche 6044391-400|
|1866-1935|| Family History Library films 1377370-84 |
| 1801, 1806, 1851,
| Family History Library fiche 6044285-89 |
|1866-1901||Family History Library films 1377209-15|
|1902-1923||Family History Library films 1844188-202|
|1924-1935||Family History Library films 1844311-17|
For prominent individuals of the colonial era, the Family History Library has name directories such as:
- Stanard, William G. The Colonial Virginia Register 1902. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1965. (Family History Library book 975.5 N2s 1965; film 982250 item 4.) Gives position and sometimes birth and death information.
Further directories are found in the Family History Library Catalog Locality Search under:
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [INDEPENDENT CITY] - DIRECTORIES
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - DIRECTORIES
- Norfolk, Virginia 1859 City Directory
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.