A Research Service of:
James E. Ward, Sr., CG
Karen B.Ward, M.A.
We provide a professional genealogical records
research service to family genealogists
and historians who need assistance in conducting research on Virginia genealogy
In this effort, we provide on site research at the
Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society Library as well as
traveling to County Courthouses and various County & Regional
Libraries in Virginia.
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Discover your family's story.
Start with your name.
Research on Pre-Revolutionary
Colonial families can often be accomplished through
Parish Vestry Books
and Registers as well as early county records such as; deeds, wills and
court records. "The
Virginia Colonial Records Project", a cooperative project by a number
of educational institutions, to identify Colonial Records in British and
European repositories, can also be researched for help with Virginia Genealogy.
Research on Colonial families can
sometimes be aided by the investigation of Revolutionary service records such
as Pension and Bounty Warrant Applications. These applications often have
information on the genealogy of Virginia families. We can search the archives
of the Library of Virginia for the possible military service records of your
ancestor in one of the original thirteen colonies. Click [here] for more
The Civil War had a profound effect on families and is important in understanding their histories. Virginia Confederate Soldier and Widow's Pension
Applications often help with the genealogy of Virginia families during this trying time in our nation's history. We can search the archives in Richmond for the available Virginia Confederate records of your ancestors. Click [here] for more
Karen Baker Ward
M.A. - Education
Virginia Historical Society
of Professional Genealogists
APG Code of Ethics
As members of the Association of
we agree that professionalism in genealogy requires ethical conduct
in all relationships with the present or potential genealogical community.
We strive to promote:
-A coherent, truthful approach to genealogy, family history and local history.
-Trust and security of our genealogical consumers.
-The welfare of the genealogical community.
-The access and preservation of records.
Don't Let Them Be Forgotten!
Let us use our personal interest
and knowledge in researching early Virginia families,
to help you keep your family's story alive!
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