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Virginia Untold: African American Narrative

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  • Luckey: Chancery Cause, Amelia County
  • Alfred: Freedom Suit, Amelia County
  • Alice: Freedom Suit, Arlington County
  • Bob: Freedom Suit, Arlington County
  • Nanny: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
  • Andrew: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
  • Lemmon: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
  • Martin: Freedom Suit, Bedford County
  • Sarah: Chancery Cause, Bedford County
  • Pompey: Freedom Suit, Bedford County
  • Lewis: Freedom Suit, Cumberland County
  • Samuel: Freedom Suit, Fluvanna County
  • Moses: Chancery Cause, Isle Of Wight County
  • Peggy: Chancery Cause, Isle Of Wight County
  • Moses: Chancery Cause, Madison County
  • Tobias: Chancery Cause, Nelson County
  • Ned: Freedom Suit, Northumberland County
  • Bob: Freedom Suit, Powhatan County
  • Logan: Chancery Cause, Powhatan County
  • Catherine: Chancery Cause, Rockingham County
  • Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County
  • Lucy: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City
  • Glascow: Freedom Suit, Norfolk County
  • Eliza: Freedom Suit, Norfolk County
  • London: Freedom Suit, Accomack County (Part 1 of 2)
  • London: Freedom Suit, Accomack County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Jarret: Freedom Suit, Amelia County (Part 1 of 2)
  • Jarret: Freedom Suit, Amelia County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Lewis: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 1 of 2)
  • Lewis: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 1 of 3)
  • Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 3)
  • Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 3 of 3)
  • Moses: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 1 of 17)

Naturalization Records

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  • Gray, Joseph & Margaret: Petition, Botetourt County
  • Crawford, George: Petition, Chesterfield County
  • Shanks, Robert & William: Petition, Chesterfield County
  • Kerr, William: Petition, Chesterfield County
  • Marck, Ulric: Petition, Dinwiddie County
  • Redman, Isaac: Petition, Elizabeth City County
  • Goodwin, Thomas F.: Petition, Elizabeth City County
  • Blair, David: Petition, Fredericksburg
  • Brown, John: Petition, Grayson County
  • Booth, James: Petition, Greenbrier County
  • Fisher, John: Petition, Halifax County
  • Freeholders: Remonstrance, Hanover County
  • Baine, Robert: Petition, Henrico County
  • Freeholders: Remonstrance, Henrico County
  • Smith, John: Correspondence, Loudoun County
  • Citizens: Petition, Loudoun County
  • McHarg, Ebenezer: Petition, Mecklenburg County
  • Ross, David: Petition
  • Younghusband, John: Petition
  • Courtney, Michael, John, & Robert: Petition, Monongalia County
  • Courtney, Thomas: Petition, Monongalia County
  • Kincaid, Joseph: Petition, Monongalia County
  • Patton, William: Petition, Ohio County
  • White, John: Petition, Ohio County
  • Martin, James: Petition, Petersburg
  • Turpin, Philip: Petition, Richmond City
  • Doyle, David: Petition, Richmond City
  • Lamb, William & Mary: Petition, Richmond City
  • Purcell, Charles: Petition, Richmond City
  • Berg, Charles: Petition, Richmond City
  • Harries, Robert: Petition, Richmond City
  • McCall, Archibald: Petition, Richmond County
  • Flood, Elizabeth: Petition, Richmond County
  • Wormeley, Ralph: Petition, Westmoreland County
  • Skelton, Edward: Petition, Wood County

Colonial Papers

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  • Letter of Thomas Smith, 1692 Nov. 4.
  • Petition of Francis Foxcraft, 1692 Apr. 21.
  • Proceedings of the Council of State, 1692 Dec. 23.
  • Return of John Woisack, 1697 Apr. 8.
  • Indictment of Gerrard Slye, 1698 June 2.
  • Certificate of Henry Tyler, 1700 May 19.
  • Order of the Council, 1701.
  • Letter of the Earl of Nottingham, 1702 May 7.
  • Bond of John Owen and Thomas Harrison, 1705 Apr. 7.
  • Order of the General Court, 1692 Oct. 24.
  • Letter of George Walker, 1709 Dec. 7.
  • Letter of William Wilson, 1709/1710 Mar. 3.
  • Petition of Robert Beverley, 1710 Nov. 9.
  • Report of the Committee for Propositions and Grievances, 1710.
  • Letter of David Tupp, 1711 Jan. 5.
  • Letter of Governor Robert Hunter, 1711 June 16.
  • Letter of John and Mary Ashlin, 1711/1712 Jan. 4.
  • Petition of inhabitants of Neuse River, North Carolina, 1711/1712 Feb. 12.
  • Letter of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, 1713 Aug. 3.
  • Report of the committee appointed to inspect and collect all the laws in force relating to tobacco, 1713 Nov. 14.
  • Petition of Philip Lightfoot, 1714 Oct.
  • Address of the Council and House of Burgesses, 1714 Dec. 17.
  • Address of the Council and House of Burgesses, 1714 Dec. 17.
  • Amendments of the Council, 1714 Dec. 23.
  • Petition of Claude and Elizabeth Rouvierre, 1714.
  • Notice of George Luke, 1714.
  • Petition of Richard Cocke, Jr., 1714.
  • Petition of William Douglas, 1714.
  • Petition of John Allen, 1714.
  • Petition of Nicholas Salibury, 1715 Jan. 27.
  • Bond of William Wright and John Moore, 1714 Mar. 25.
  • Bond of Thomas Godwin, Jr., and Edmond Godwin, 1714 Mar. 25.
  • Bond of Thomas Godwin, Jr., and Edmond Godwin, 1714 Mar. 25.
  • Letter of Leonard Tarent, 1715 Apr. 15.
  • Deposition of Henry Atherton, 1715 June 21.

Profiles of Honor: Virginia's Commemoration of the World Wars

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  • Letter, 15 December 1918, to Paul Godwin
  • La Petite Gironde, 23 January 1918
  • French Newspaper
  • David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 18 April 1919
  • Michael L. Wilson Sr., Statement of Service, 1971 February 6
  • Ardenne Allen "Bill" Woodward to His Family, November 22, 1941: Letter.
  • "The Saipan Daily Target", Vol. III, No. 90, December 2, 1945.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, c1940s.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, August 09, 1936.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, September 04, 1935.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, August 24, 1935.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, June 30, 1935.
  • Sternenbanner, January 1944.
  • Robert Patterson Ruff to Family, Holiday Card, c1941.
  • Olivia De Sa Baugh Clark, German Certificate of Marriage, October 13, 1945.
  • Olivia De Sa Baugh Clark, German Certificate of Marriage, October 13, 1945.
  • George L. Beyer, Honorable Discharge, December 26, 1944.

African American Poll Books, 1867

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  • Poll Book First District Alexandria County, Va. Colored, Oct. 22, 1867
  • Poll Book Second District Alexandria County, Va. Colored, Oct. 22, 1867
  • Poll Book Third District Alexandria County, Va. Colored, Oct. 22, 1867
  • Poll Book Fourth District Alexandria County, Va. Colored, Oct 22, 1867
  • Poll Book Fifth District Alexandria County, Va. Colored, Oct 22, 1867
  • Colored Poll Book for 1st Magisterial District of Alleghany County, State of Virginia
  • Colored Poll Book for 2nd Magisterial District of Alleghany County, State of Virginia
  • Colored Poll Book for 3rd Magisterial District of Alleghany County, State of Virginia
  • Colored Poll Book for 4th Magisterial District of Alleghany County, State of Virginia
  • Poll Book District No. 1 County of Amelia
  • Poll Book District No. 2 County of Amelia
  • Poll Book District No. 3 County of Amelia
  • Poll Book for Colored Voters 4th District County of Amelia
  • Poll Book District No. 5 County of Amelia
  • Colored List of Persons voting in the 1st District, County of Amherst, State of Virginia, Oct. 22, 1867
  • Poll Book 2nd District Amherst County, Va., Colored
  • Poll Book 3rd District Amherst County, Va., Colored
  • Poll Book for the 3rd District Amherst County, Virginia, Colored
  • Poll Book District No. 5, Colored List
  • Colored Poll Book District No. 1, Appomattox Co., Va.
  • Colored Poll Book District No. 2, Appomattox Co., Va.
  • Poll Book District No. 3, Colored, Appomattox Co., Va.
  • Poll Book District No. 4, Colored, Appomattox Co., Va.
  • Colored Poll Book District No. 5, Appomattox Co., Va.
  • First District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Second District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Third District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Fourth District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Fifth District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Sixth District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Seventh District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Eighth Cistrict Colored (Augusta County)
  • Ninth District Colored (Augusta County)
  • Colored Poll Book for the First District, Bland Co., Va.
  • Colored Poll Book for the Second District, Bland Co., Va.

Charles City County Record Book, 1692-1700

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  • Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 1
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Stafford County Order Book, 1749-1755

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  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, cover.
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 1
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 2a
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 2b
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 3a
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 3b
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  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 5a
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 5b
  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 6a
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  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 8a
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  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 9a
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  • Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, Index page 19a