Resources for Virginia Directories
Libraries and Archives
Ancestry.com ($) has Virginia directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library
The Family History Library has directories for:
- 1819-1860 Family History Library fiche 6044391-400
- 1866-1935 Family History Library films 1377370-84 and 1605945-66
- 1801, 1806, 1851, 1859, 1860 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.