My name is Sue Wright, the coordinator for Essex County, Virginia of the USGenWeb Project. Basically, my job is to maintain the page and to post queries and surname register entries. Please contact me with your suggestions for the page's contents, additional Essex County links, or to report broken links.
Interest in the USGenWeb project and Essex County has been tremendous and I have been contacted by a number of people who are just beginning their family research and are also interested in research advice. I hope that the expanded Other Genealogical Sources section, which includes resources for Beginners and Skill-Building, will provide guidance in these areas.
GNIS Query Form - Locate Essex County cemeteries, churches, civil divisions, etc.
Essex County Documents On-Line on other web sites
Fredericksburg Research Resources - Online index to obituaries, marriage notices, advertisements, etc. in various Fredericksburg newspapers from 1787 - 1926.
The Tidewater Virginia Mailing List is a discussion forum for Tidewater families and research questions. Two options are available for receiving messages - Mail Mode (individual messages) and Digest Mode (several messages together). Choose the subscription option you prefer and type only the word subscribe in the message window.
Listed below will be on-line document transcriptions, indices, etc. relating to Essex County residents or history. These documents are in addition to the documents available at the USGenWeb FTP site.
If you have included transcriptions of wills, deeds, Bible records, depositions, etc. concerning Essex County families on your homepage, or have found such documents on-line, please contact me so that I may add these documents to the list and make them available to others.
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The USGenWeb Archives site contains files on census records, marriage bonds, cemetery records, wills, etc. have been uploaded and are available on-line. The site is organized by directories for each state, followed by sub-directories by county, then by subject (wills, cemeteries, etc.).
If you have any electronically formatted files of Virginia documents you would like to submit and that meet the guidelinesof the project, please contact Linda Russell Lewis. Due to limitations on server space available for storing the files, Family History and GEDCOM files cannot be accepted at this time.
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states, establishing the USGenWeb. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page. If the state in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to be responsible for it, please contact the USGenWeb Coordinator. If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within a given state, please contact the person responsible for maintaining your state page.
If you would like to volunteer to sponsor a county, or volunteer in any way to help with the VAGenWeb Project, contact Freddie Spradlin, VAGenWeb State Coordinator.
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