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Brown, Stuart., Jr. Virginial Genealogies: A trial List of Printed Books and Phamphlets. 3 vols. Berryville, 1967.

Croom, Emily Ann. Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy. 3rd ed. Cincinnati, 1995.

Doane, Gilbert H., and James b. Bell. Searching for Your Ancestors: The How and Why of Genealogy. 6th ed. Minneapolis, 1992.

Eakle, Arlene, and Johni Cerny, eds. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Salt Lake City, 1984.

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 2nd ed. Baltimore, 1993.

Kaminkow, Marion J., ed. Genealogies in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography. 2 vols. and suppd. Baltimore, 1987.

McGinnis, Carol. Virginia Genealogy: Source and Resources. Baltimore, 1993.

Salmon, Emily J., and Edward D.C. Campbell, Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Diminion's People, Places, and Past. 4th ed. Richmond, 1994.

Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Ethinc Genealogy: A research Guide. Wesrport, Conn., 1983.

The American Genealogist, Being a Catalogue of Family Histories. 5th ed. Albany, 1900.

In addition to these helpful books, you might want to write the historical societies in you county or town. Below are two rather large repositoriesof the genealogical information, to get you started.
Virginia Historical Society
428North Boulevard
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, Virginia 23221
The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-1905