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I have been maintaining this page for several years, but have been more sporadic in updates because of constraints on my time.  While I am happy to continue this work, I would defer the job to someone who can devote more time and attention to it.  If you are interested in becoming the maintainer of this page, please contact Veronica Aguiano on the Main Index Page or contact me.

Many kudos to Mike Rice for launching this concept and maintaining it for so long on his own!  Currently the entire system of Help List pages are being coordinated and maintained by Veronica Aguiano, who is doing an excellent job.

The people who have volunteered to help you are listed below.

Please be patient, as look-ups can take time, even if one is looking through books or CDs in one's possession, and especially if someone is going to a court house, library, or archive to assist you.

When e-mailing your request to volunteers:
Give full names, dates, counties, states, relationships of the persons your are inquiring about and tell the resource (book title, etc.) you are requesting information from.
The subject line of your e-mail should start with the word "Lookup" so they'll see right away it's not junk e-mail.
If more than one person lists the same location to research, ask only one person at a time.  Don't cause a waste of valuable volunteer time on duplicative work.
Consider that these people are volunteering their help to you free of charge; please ensure that you thank them for their help and provide ANY postage or copying fees ahead of time, if your request requires such help.

If you are able to - volunteer your own resources!

To view a map of Virginia Counties.

Virginia keeps vital records confidential for a long time, so many records you may be researching may not yet be available in public databases and publications. In Virginia, if you are seeking information on someone born within the last 100 years or married, divorced, or who died within the last 50 years, go to the Virginia Office of Vital Records website. Also, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Vital Records Genealogy Information.

If you don't find the help you need listed here, or if you are new to genealogy, visit my Suggested Links Page.



The following address is no longer valid. Bonnie Smith has also volunteered to do look-ups for Mathews County, VA. See the entry below.  Also see additional entry below on  Mathews County Historical Society.

Tom, if you visit us, please send us your new e-mail address.

Tom Aldred, Jr. tff1994@ecsu.campus.mci.net
Matthew's County, Virginia, USA



Bonnie T. Smith tombston@inna.net
Mathews County, Virginia, USA

Mathews County:

Virginia in general:

Mathews County Historical Society

The Society publishes The Tombstones of Mathews County and you may purchase a copy from them.
They also have available census abstracts of Mathews County from 1790 through 1860.
To purchase of get more information, write to:

The Mathews County Historical Society
P. O. Box 855
Mathews, VA 23109

Although the Society has an archivist, it is not really set up to answer genealogical inquiries at this time.  The treasurer, Bob Warren, informs me that he hopes this may change in a year or two.



Sylvia Oliver Rowe sor@visi.net
Gloucester County, Gloucester, Virginia, USA Gloucester Library, Gloucester, Virginia, USA

William Meacham wmeacham@hkucc.hku.hk

Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666 by George Cabell Greer; Richmond, VA 1910; re-published 1960 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD

This is an alphabetical listing of ca. 20,000 immigrants with the following information:  name of immigrant, date (probably the year in which "headright" was claimed, rather than the immigrant's arrival in Virginia), name of patentee or other party importing the immigrant, county.  Rarely, there is other information, such as "his wife."  There is no index of patentees.



Janet Brown JBrown3338@aol.com
Albemarle County Historical Society, Virginia, USA

The following address is the NEW address for Jenny, but she's in the process of moving, so she's not available for the moment to help. Jenny, please let us know your new address.

Jenny Lee pooh@fea.net
Virginia, USA



William F. Reynolds nd2s1a@fcs-net.com
No longer available

Alice B. Owens  caddowens@aol.com
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Lookups in the actual indices of records maintained in the Albemarle
County Clerk’s offfice for:

Or lookups in the actual indices of records maintained in the Fluvanna County Clerk’s office for: Alice actually goes to the court houses to search the records, so please be specific as to which county and the exact records you are seeking.



I have received reports that this is no longer a valid address.  Vicki, if you still want to do look-ups, please send me your current address.
Vicki KD4LJQ@AOL.com
Amherst County Courthouse, Amherst, Virginia, USA

Jerry, if you visit this page, please let me know if you still are doing look-ups and verify your e-mail address.

Jerry Landis bjlandis@erols.com
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA

Salem Lutheran Church, Mt Sidney, Augusta County, Virginia, USA

Lisa Skowronski is no longer able to do look-ups.

Some inquirers have indicated difficulty in contacting and hearing from Donna.  Donna, if you visit the page, please update me on your status as a volunteer and give us your current/preferred e-mail address if still doing look-ups.

Donna Jellerson jelly@pilot.infi.net
Virginia, USA



Barb has contacted me with her new e-mail and an update on her look-up resources.

Barb Craley craley@141.com
I would be happy to do look-ups from the following texts:



Jan Dool is not doing look-ups at this time. She will let us know if and when she will resume.

For CITY OF NORFOLK, Virginia:

Jan's homepage is:
http://members.aol.com/jdool90830/jano.htm and she has placed a lot of Norfolk area information on it.


Darcy McCabe tmccabe@cfw.com

Rockbridge County, VA:



B. J. Holcomb, LCDR, USN (Ret) BHolc39803@aol.com

Will research the Tidewater area using the facilities of the entire region to look up information.  Be very patient on the time issue, as none of his look-ups can be done from home.  Also, because he is going to check places where there are many sources, be very specific about what you want him to look up



Beth Maxwell EMAMAMAX@aol.com

Beth has offered to do what she can as her time permits.  Some of the resources Beth has:

Middlesex County, VA:

Although Beth was previously listed for other areas, she is ONLY researching Middlesex County.



I have received reports that this address is no longer valid.  Missy, if you visit this page, please let me know if you still are doing look-ups and give us your current e-mail address.
Missy Mshat531@aol.com

Missy has offered to do lookups by surname only (NOT by events or specific year) of abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers.



Julie Sandidge is no longer doing look-ups.  If Julie provided photocopies to you already, and you have not re-imbursed her, please do so.  We have asked that researchers not be expected to pay for copies for you out of their own pockets.


Lori Samples is no longer doing look-ups.  Please do not e-mail her if you still have her address.



I have received reports that this address is not working.  Sharon, please let me know if your address has changed and if you still want to do look-ups.
Sharon Cassell scassell59@hotmail.com Can possibly help with:

Melissa Hartley Sweethrtgal@aol.com
Melissa has volunteered for a long list of items.  Please be patient in expecting response from her.

Freda Kirby girls7@rica.netiis no longer able to do look-ups.  If she can resume later, she'll let us know.
Freda works full time, so be sure to allow plenty of time for Freda to respond.  Also, because she is going to check places where there are many sources, be very specific about what you want her to look up.

Agnes Donnelly ADonn4life@aol.com
Because she is going to check places where there are many sources, be very specific about what you want Agnes to look up.

Beverly Casey bcrazy@indianvalley.com

Pam Parsons pkparson@computech-online.net

Georgia Bristol Jorga@brawleyonline.com
Georgia has listed many sources, but her time to use them may be limited.  Please be patient in waiting for a response from her, and be specific in your request as to date and county as well as names.

This is not a valid address for debby.  Debby, if you visit this page, please send us your current address.
Debby Overbey doverbey@usit.net
Because she is going to check places where there are many sources, be very specific about what you want Debby to look up, and allow tine for her to visit the courthouse and research.

Sharon can not do look-ups at this time. She will let us know if and when she can resume.
Sharon does shift work and also volunteers for another site.  She only takes periodic trips to the State Library (at least once a month) and her local courthouses, so please be patient with her and allow plenty of time to respond.
The subject line of your e-mail should start with the word "Lookup" so she'll see right away it's not junk e-mail.
Be specific about year and location as well as names.

Will research lookups (marriage, birth, death, wills, census, etc.), obituaries, cemetery pictures, and newspaper articles (be sure to provide at least a month and year as well as names for newspapers & obits).



Julie Cabitto juliemarie@worldnet.att.net

Julie has offered to do look-ups for the Spotsylvania Virginia Courthouse Confederate Cemetery. She has a roster of names and information from stones with common surnames.



Cheryl Elswick CELSWICK5@aol.com
Cheryl has three small children, so please allow plenty of time for her to respond.
Make sure that the subject line of your e-mail starts with the word "Lookup" so she'll see right away it's not junk e-mail.
 

Sharon Ponton PRIMITIVEBYNATURE@email.msn.com
Since Sharon will need to visit the location, please be patient in getting a response.  Also, be specific about the nature of the document (marriage, etc.), and give dates and locations, if possible, as well as names.

Wendy Wilson (Fall) wilsonf@telecomplus.sn

Kelley Biskey is no longer doing look-ups
As Kelley has listed many sources, please be especially patient in waiting for a reply.

Amy O'Neal is no longer doing look-ups as of 3/1/02.

Jane Runnals srndpty@home.com




Bambi Woods bambi@think.net

This is NOT Carol's current address.  Carol, please contact us to update your address.
Carol Palazzo sixpalz@aol.com
As Carol has volunteered to visit the cemetery site, please be especially patient in waiting for replies.

Bonnie Carriles KrazyB73@aol.com
Bonnie has volunteered to go to sites in a large geographic area.  Please give her plenty of time to reply and research.

Judy McKnight judyarch12@earthlink.net
Judy works full time and needs lots of time to research and reply.

Joanette Sabasturm jsabasturm@yahoo.com

Cheryl R. Houin rene@skyenet.net

Harold Wooten htwooten@hotmail.com
 

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