Colonial Virginia Genealogy
Find information about Colonial Virginia Genealogy to help with your genealogy research and to find your
Virginia surnames and ancestors.
Virginia Colonial Timeline:
1606 - The first Charter was granted to
1607 - The London Company Colonists
landed, and established Jamestown.
1607 - Capt. John
Smith's company erected a
cross on the islet near the Falls of the "Powhatton" River and
changed its name to "James."
1607 - Landing made by Virginia Colonists
at Cape Henry
1607 - The Virginia Colonists discovered
the mouth of the Delaware River.
1607 - Arrival of the London Company
Colonists with Capt. Christopher Newport in the James River, Virginia.
1607 - Capt. John Smith was sworn in as a
member of the Jamestown Council.
1619 - The first General Assembly of
Burgesses met in Virginia.
1621 - Virginia received its first
1676 - Bacon's
Rebellion in Virginia, under
Nathaniel Bacon, against the Royal Government, in favour of
1682 - A Virginia Printer was forbidden
to print anything until his majesty's pleasure in England should be
1753 - Washington received his first
Commission from Governor Dinwiddie of Virginia.
Year Book of Colonial Times Compiled by the Rev. Frederick S. Sill, D.D.
Member of the Society of Colonial Wars, E. P. Dutton & Company, New
New England Early Genealogy Database
Search this 73,000+ name database of ancestors from the early New
England period of 1600+/- to 1700+/- to see if your ancestors are
included. The index of this database is free and will show the names
included, however, a subscription is required for full access.
Revolutionary War Rolls on Fold3
See images of the actual
regimental rolls from the National Archives. They are being put
online through the joint project of National Archives and Fold3.
Revolutionary War Service Records Images on Fold3
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the National Archives. Search the images to see if your ancestors'
records are there.
Search Revolutionary War Officers
Collection of Revolutionary Officers Information
on World Vital Records
Search Revolutionary War Service Records, 1775-83
This database is a collection of records kept by the National
Archives listing men who fought for the colonies during the war.
This database contains only those records available in the National
Archives and may not include all persons involved in the American
Revolutionary War. Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR)Each
volunteer soldier has one Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for
each regiment in which he served.
Search Colonial Families in the U.S.
This database covers the families of the early
English colonies in America. Beginning with the first landing at
Jamestown this series covers families up through the start of the
American Revolutionary War and beyond into the Nineteenth Century. Many
vital records are included, as well as locations of births, marriages,
and deaths. In addition to containing family genealogies this database
also contains armorial bearings, or coats of arms, for some of the more
prominent families from England and Scotland.
Old Colony Ancestors Online
Access this database of
nearly 200,000 names with roots in Southeastern Massachusetts, complete
with citations, containing information on over 57,000 marriages, with a
total of more than 950,000 text records. Some families are followed for
only 2-3 generations, but many are traced for up to 15 generations. Once
a family moved beyond the Southeastern Massachusetts area, most reports
stop. Some are followed as they migrated westward into the Berkshires
and up into Vermont and upstate New York.