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== Record Description  ==
 
  
Images of collections from the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. The collection includes bible records, genealogy papers, and miscellaneous records. The records in this collection cover the years 1607 to 2007.  
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The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and interpreting the Commonwealth’s history, to link the past with the present and inspire future generations.
 
  
The records and collections were gathered to further the mission of the historical society.
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
For a list of records by category currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1932510/waypoints Browse].  
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This collection contains images from the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. The collection includes bible records, genealogy papers, and miscellaneous records. The records cover the years 1607 to 2007.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the Commonwealth’s history, to link the past with the present and inspire future generations.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.}}  
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== Record Content  ==
 
  
The key genealogical facts found in the Virginia Historical Society Papers may include the following information:
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
[[Image:Virginia Historical Society Papers DGS 4838723 5.jpg|thumb|right|Virginia Historical Society Papers DGS 4838723 5.jpg]]
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The Virginia Historical Society Papers may include any of the following:
  
 
*Name and gender of ancestor  
 
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*Names of children, their spouses and their children's full name
 
*Names of children, their spouses and their children's full name
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Index ===
 
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Record Category or Title ⇒ Select the Record Description which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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=== View the Images ===  
 
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1932510|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
==== Using the Information  ====
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# Select '''Record Category or Title'''
 
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# Select '''Record Description''' to view the images<br><br>
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1932510 Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor====
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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=== I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
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*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county
 +
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
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*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record
  
[http://www.vahistorical.org/research/main.htm Research at the Virginia Historical Society]
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  
*[[Virginia Bible Records|Virginia Bible Records]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia Genealogy]]
 
*[[Virginia History|Virginia History]]
 
*[[Virginia Societies|Virginia Societies]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Bayne Palmer O'Brien papers &gt; Genealogical reports, 1972-1978, Adams-Wynne &gt; Image 23 of 4716, Robert Adams, deed of land from William Pigg dated 23 March 1773; citing Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Virginia]]
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains images from the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. The collection includes bible records, genealogy papers, and miscellaneous records. The records cover the years 1607 to 2007.

The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the Commonwealth’s history, to link the past with the present and inspire future generations.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Virginia Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The Virginia Historical Society Papers may include any of the following:

  • Name and gender of ancestor
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Marriage date and place
  • Spouse's name and gender
  • Names of parents
  • Names of children, their spouses and their children's full name

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Category or Title
  2. Select Record Description to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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