August 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Monday, Aug 17 2015 

Over 16 million Virginia Vital Records are now accessible online through Ancestry – though some are still “closed” due to privacy. When no access to Ancestry is available, visit  for an index of what is available.

March, 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Researching in the Revolutionary War 1776-1783 period? Look in both military records and cemetery!

Revolutionary War records

  • Pension applications
  • Bounty Land Warrant Applications
  • Revolutionary War rolls 1775-1783
  • Locating records
  • Loyalists
  • Hessians


  • Department of Veterans Affairs National Gravesite Locator
  • Historical society headstone symbolism

This section is drawn from Genealogy by Berry