Virginia Family History Societies (H-M)

This section lists associations from Harrisonsburg-Rockingham to Madison giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society - The Heritage Museum

An extensive collection of archives can be accessed in their Library, which comprise:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Family Papers
  • Genealogies
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Property Tax Records
  • Surname Files
  • Undertakers Books

Finding Aids giving more information about their Documents and Other Collections are also available. It is also possible to peruse the Library's On-line Catalogue.

Many publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Church Registers
  • Civil War Books
  • The Early Indians of Virginia
  • The Good Land: Native American and Early Colonial Food
  • Guide to Virginia Military Units in the War of 1812
  • Maps and Charts
  • Rosters - Rockingham Units War of 1812
  • Shenandoah Valley Family Data 1799-1813
  • Town History Books

Henry County - Bassett Historical Centre

Also listed under Martinsville County.

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society

The aims of the association are to preserve archives relating to Lee Co. and to unite people who are interested in its past.

Many archives are accessible in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Cemeteries
  • Church Histories
  • Census Returns
  • Cook Books
  • Early Records
  • Early Settlers of Lee Co.
  • Genealogies
  • Periodicals
  • School Yearbooks
  • Telephone Directories

For a full list of archives available, please visit their site.

Some books are available for sale, which include Bicentennial History of Lee Co., Cemetery Records and A Pictorial History of Lee Co.


Lovettsville Historical Society

Their aims are to acquire documents and records, to maintain a research library, and to preserve artefacts relating to Lovettsville History.

Numerous books are available in their Library, which include:

  • 8th Virginia Infantry
  • Genealogies
  • Loudoun Co. Church Registers 1745-1800
  • Loudoun Co. Families
  • Loudoun Co. Map
  • Lovettsville Union Cemetery
  • New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • A People of God 1765-1965 New Jerusalem Lutheran Church
  • Virginia Genealogy

Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Loudoun Co. and the Civil War
  • Loudoun Co. Church Registers 1745-1800

Madison County Historical Society

The aim of the society is to preserve the history of Madison County.

Some publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • Driving Tour of Madison County
  • Images of America: Along Va. Appalachian Trail
  • Images of America: Madison Co.
  • Madison Co. A Revised History
  • Madison Co. Land Grants 1722-1865
  • Shenandoah National Park and its Neighbours
  • Shenandoah Secrets
  • SNP Land Records

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