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=== [STATE] Record Finder  ===
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=== Virginia Record Finder  ===
  
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[Virginia Record Finder]].'''
  
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[How to Find Virginia Death Records|Death records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] History|History]]
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=== Further [STATE] Research  ===
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=== Further Virginia Research  ===
*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[Virginia Record Finder]].'''
*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]
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*For online record collections, go to [[Virginia Online Genealogy Records|'''Virginia Online Genealogy Records.''']]
*For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|'''[STATE]''']] page on the Research Wiki.
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*For more research on Virginia, including research at the county level, visit the [[Virginia, United States Genealogy|'''Virginia''']] page on the Research Wiki.
 
*Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/46?region=United%20States%20of%20America Virginia record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>  
 
*Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/46?region=United%20States%20of%20America Virginia record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>  
 
[[Category:Virginia, United States]][[Category:United States Research Strategies]]
 
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[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:54, 26 September 2020

Virginia Wiki Topics
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The FamilySearch moderator for Virginia is Heather Van Hise

Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Virginia Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Virginia. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.



Virginia Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Virginia

Virginia Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Virginia.

  • Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in June 1912 in Virginia. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in June 1912 in Virginia. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Virginia death records
  • Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

Virginia Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Virginia Record Finder.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records

Birth information

Marriage information
Death information
Parents

Maiden name

Immigration date

Naturalization

Physical description

Further Virginia Research[edit | edit source]