African American

African-American Cemeteries Online


African Voices

African-Ancestored Mailing Lists

Cyndi’s List: African-American

Family Tree Magazine African -American Genealogy

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware

National Archives: African-American Research


American Family Immigration History Center

Ancestry Library Edition LibGuides

Family Search

Cyndi’s List

Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)

For use inside the library and at home

Library of Congress Local History Reading Room

National Archives

Roots Web

Social Security Death Index at, 1935-2014’s Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration.

U.S. Census Bureau


Library of Virginia

Note to Virginia residents: The Library of Virginia subscribes to a number of current and historical newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as genealogical resources, historical maps, civil war records, encyclopedias and directories, and many other texts.  If you sign up for a Library of Virginia library card using their online registration system (requires a valid state issued driver’s license or identification card), you can gain immediate remote access to the Library’s subscription databases and catalog features requiring a login.

Virginia Chronicle
A historical archive of Virginia newspapers, providing free access to full text searching and digitized images of over 3 million newspaper pages.

Virginia Memory Project-Chancery Records Index


A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia

Books on Rockbridge County History

Lexington Gazette (Lexington, VA, 1860-1866)

Lexington Gazette (Lexington, VA, 1871-1962)

Rockbridge County Yearbooks digitized at Internet Archive
Includes Parry McCluer High School, Lexington High School, Rockbridge County High School, Rockbridge High School, Natural Bridge High School, Buena Vista High School

Lost in Time Project  Oral history project centered around communities surrounding House Mountain

A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia
by Oren F. Morton. (eBook online from Google Books)

Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society  Disbanded in 2020, but site lists useful links

Rockbridge County Genealogical Web Project

Rockbridge County Marriage Bonds 1778-1801

Rockbridge County News (Lexington, VA, 1884-1962)

Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1787-1997

Rockbridge County, Virginia US Genweb Archives Project

Rockbridge Historical Society

Rockbridge Historical Society Proceedings Volumes 1-13

Washington & Lee University Special Collection

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