Virginia Family History Societies(S-T)

This section lists associations from Smyth to Tazewell giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Smyth County Genealogical Society

Some databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Family Bible Images
  • Information regarding Mt. Olivet Free Will Baptist Church
  • Obituaries
  • Photograph Collection
  • School Census Transcriptions
  • Town of Marion Records

Southampton County Historical Society

A list of Cemeteries in Southampton, Nansemond, Isle of Wight and Surry Counties is accessible, along with Burial Indexes.  Some North Carolina Cemeteries are also accessible.


Surry County Historical Society

Numerous Databases, Information and Indexes are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Listings
  • Church Photographs
  • Claremont History
  • Courthouse Photographs
  • Family Files: African-American (Black) Families
  • Family Files: Caucasian (White) Families
  • Family Photographs
  • Histories
  • Indenture and Deed Inscriptions
  • Information regarding Surry Families
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Some publications are available for sale, including:

  • Adam Boykin - James Atkins (History of African-American who fought in the Civil War)
  • Jones Family (300 Years in Eastern Virginia)
  • Old Surry - Aurelius Wilson Bohannan
  • Sharing Our Country Best - Carsley United Methodist Church Cookbook
  • Surry Co. - Deborah Harrison Dawson
  • Surrey Co. at War 1861-1865 - Willis W. Bohannan

Links to other sites you may find useful are also accessible.


Sussex County Historical Society

The aim of the society is to preserve, publish and promote the history of Sussex County.

Many Books are available for sale, which include:

  • Albemarle Parish Vestry Book 1742-1786: Surry and Sussex Counties
  • Births, Deaths and Sponsors 1717-1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties
  • Blandford Cemetery-Life and Death at Petersburg
  • Petersburg War on the Doorsteps
  • Sussex Co. - A Tale of Three Centuries
  • Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635
  • Ye Olde Sussex Sampler: Delicious Foods Prepared in Sussex Co.

Links to other sites you may find useful are also accessible.


Tazewell County Historical Society

The association was formed in 1987 and its aims are to unite people who have an interest in local history and to preserve the historical archives of the County.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 100 Years of Graham High School
  • Arcadia's Images of America Books Series
  • 'Cause I'm Colored: The Black Heritage Book of Tazewell Co.
  • Census Returns
  • "Idegenek": The Story of the Hungarian Immigrants of Pocahontas
  • Marriages
  • Melungeons Books
  • Mercer Co. Resources
  • Montgomery Co. Books
  • Record of Burials in Maple Hill
  • Tax Lists
  • Tazewell Co. Cemeteries.
  • Wythe Co. Books

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