Virginia Family History Societies(G-H)

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

County and Other Societies

Grayson County Heritage Foundation

Their aims are to educate members of the public about the history of Grayson Co., to preserve the history of the area and to promote research into genealogy and architecture, arts and crafts of the region. They also help to preserve historic sites, structures, monuments and other materials of historic value.

A list of Grayson Co. Cemeteries is also available.

Many publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1897 Map
  • Cemeteries
  • Marriages 1853-1898, 1899-1909, 1910-1923 and 1924-1931
  • Our Grayson Heritage
  • Settlers of Old Grayson: A Finding Aid

Information regarding Surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site.


Great Falls Historical Society

The association has numerous historic images and has transcribed many Oral Histories, but these are available to members only.  Some photographs are available to non-members however.

There are also numerous links to other sites you may find of use.


Greene County Historical Society

Many archives relate to Greene County, including:

  • Genealogy Reference Books
  • Family Histories
  • Obituary Files

A large database of Greene County descendants is accessible in their Genealogical Research Centre in Stanardsville.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1860 and 1900 Federal Census Returns
  • Back Issues of their Magazine
  • Battle of Stanardsville
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Greene Co. History
  • Greene Co. Images Book
  • Greene Co. Marriages 1838-1900
  • Harper's Weekly
  • Maps
  • Marriages 1838-1900
  • Where Time Stood Still, A Memoir of the 1920s and 30s - Watkins Leigh Ribble

Greensville County Genealogy Society

Their aims are to preserve genealogical information, to help people with their family history research, and to produce a database of oral histories.

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1783 Heads of Household
  • Cemetery Maps and Surveys
  • Census Indexes
  • Guardianship Records
  • List of Free Negroes 1815
  • List of Free Negroes 1830-1832
  • Obituaries published in the Independent-Messenger Newspaper
  • Wills 1775-1928

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


Hanover County Historical Society

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • The Association's Bulletin 1969-2002
  • Early Marriages
  • Graveyards in Hanover Co.
  • Hanover Monument to Confederate Soldiers
  • Old Homes of Hanover Co.
  • Sketch of the Early History of Hanover and its Contributions to the American Revolution

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