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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Virginia and Virginia families. 

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names, to search this site or to take a look at the site map.

Note: The Index of Names is always your best bet for finding a specific name!

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website. Be sure to check for archived stories, since I move them from this page to the Archives periodically.

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Original Virginia Family Documents Available at Alibris! Obviously one of a kind items, these may be sold at any time. Definitely worth a look if these are your families!

Virginia Genealogy Books &CD's

Virginia Tax Records. from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William And Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly icon

Bryant LESTER of Lunenburg County, Virginia, and His Descendants

Alexandria, Virginia Marriages: 1870-1892 icon

Charles City Co., Virginia Court Orders: 1687-1695 icon

Hanover County Chancery Wills and Notes: a Compendium of Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Material as Contained in Cases of the Chancery Suits of Hanover County, Virginia icon

Marriages of Orange Co., VA, 1757-1880 icon

King George County Will Book A-I: 1721-1752; and Miscellaneous Notes

Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement I love this book! The author includes extensive information on migration to, within, and out of Virginia. Finally...someone thoroughly explains why those Virginia ancestors of mine moved around so much!

They Went Thataway

A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia icon

Some Families of Bedford & Washington Counties, Virginia, and Orange County, North Carolina: BRIGHT, BUFORD, CASH, CRAWFORD, CREWS, DAVIS, DOWNS, EARLY, FOSTER, FRANKLIN, GRAY, HUDDLESTON, LAWFORD, McGEORGE, McNEW, PARKER, PERROTT, PENDERGASS... icon

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George P. HAW, Attorney, 1875

Mary KIRK, Dressmaker & Seamstress, Alexandria, 1813

STURDIVANT Announces Candidacy, 1859    UMNER, APPERSON, SHELL, CRANE, MORTON, DAVIES, SCHAD, DOERFLINGER, MAYR, WENDLINGER, MCELROY, CRUMP, CARDWELL, WILLIAMS, WEST

470-Acre Farm for Sale, Powhatan County, 1864    DANCE, GRAVES

20 Likely Negroes at Auction, Richmond, 1864     FONDREN

"Liberty Hall" Farm to be Sold at Auction, Hanover County, 1864   TAYLOR

Vintage Postcard: Birds-Eye View of Lynchburg, 1906    PAYNE

Bernard PEYTON Advertises Old Madeira Wine, 1826

ROWE - MOORE Marriage, 1845    AMORY

EISENMINGER Reports Mineral Find, Greenbrier, 1830

SOUTHERLAND - POWERS Marriage, 1845

FLEET - ROBERSON Marriage, 1845

MAZOR - TIMBERLAKE Marriage, 1845

Police Justice Fines Richmond Residents, 1875    WHITE, BAILEY, MAYES, MALOW, PERKINS

William J. HOLCOMBE, Druggist, Lynchburg, 1830

Marshal's Sale of Loudoun County Land Near Snicker's Gap, 1826    Now indexed!  Surnames include the following: BARZIZA, HOPKINS, PARADISE, EDLOE, HODGSON, WICKHAM, DANDRIDGE, MARSHALL, FOSTER, LEE, ROPER, TAYLOR, PAGE, SEEVERS

ROBINS - MEBANE Marriage, Rev. MITCHELL Officiating, 1859

Chancery Court Notice: Sale of King William County Land, 1826    GREGORY, PRESTON, QUARLES, GUERRANT, RICHESON

Chancery Court Notice, Lynchburg, 1830    ROBINSON, BURKS, TINSLEY, EUBANK, ELLIS, WILLS

Chancery Court Notice, Lynchburg, 1830    PRESTON, FOSDICK, WILLS

Notice to Peter BEVERLEY, Esq., 1826    ALLAN, ELLIS, TOOLEY

BARKSDALE - YOUNG Marriage, 1859

Charles GRAVETT before Justice WHITE, 1875

Casualty Lists from a Skirmish Between General WAYNE's Detachment and the British Army, Green Springs, Virginia, 1781
Now indexed! Surnames include the following: WAYNE, GALVAN, STEWART, BUTLER, HAMPTON, WILLIS, OGDEN, McPHERSON, SAVAGE, DUFFY, VANLEAR, DOYLE, FINNEY, MONTGOMERY, STAKE, McCLELLAN, PIERCY, FELTMAN, WHITE, HERBERT, CROSBY, BARBER, THOMSON

MOORMAN & MARTIN, Grocers, 1847

R. M. ALLEN Hats & Caps: All the Latest Styles! Richmond, 1847

LANGHORNE Trust Sale, Amherst Co., 1847      YANCEY, FLOOD, MAYS, PETTYJOHN, WARWICK

COX Replaces HOOPER in the Farmville Post Office, 1875

M. W. WALLACE Appointed Postmaster at Yancey's Mills, 1875

Goochland County Legal Notice, 1875     LEYBURN, GREGORY, WRENN, ELLETT, PARSONS, PRICE, WATSON, STAPLES, BARKSDALE, JARVIS, REDFORD, WOODSON, MILLER, PETTIT, LEAKE

William POLK Seeks Land, Richmond, 1875

Quartermaster RICHARDS Announces Sale of Condemned Horses, Mules,  Gordonsville, 1864

Coleman MAY Arrested for Murder of W. H. McDEARMON, JUREY in Penitentiary for Forgery, Virginia, 1845

Original 1762 Promissory Note (Very large graphic will load slowly!) McGWIER, DUIGUID, ANDERSON

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