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The Laura Virginia Hale (LVH) Archives is a treasure trove of local history. Our Reading Room is open to the public and contains family genealogies, reference books on cemeteries, marriages, court records and histories of Warren and surrounding counties. We have copies of the Warren Sentinel, a photography collection, records on Revolutionary Soldiers and genealogies researched by Rebecca Good, a professional genealogist. If you are interested in family or history research please visit the LVH Archives tab above for a more detailed list of our collection.
The Laura Virginia Hale Archives is located at the rear of the Belle Boyd Cottage. The Archives is staffed daily and is available to assist you in your research.
Laura Virginia Hale, a published lifelong historian, gifted her entire collection to WHS upon her death. Her files consist of her original writings and are kept intact, with no additions or subtractions. Thus, they can be considered primary source documents for researchers. Her files cover all aspects of life in Warren County. Government, politics, historic houses and buildings, family histories, industry, infrastructure, schools and colleges, formation of the town of Front Royal and Warren County, Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. She wrote books and articles on the Revolutionary War and Civil War and collected local history on WWI and WWII soldiers.
The Laura Virginia Hale Reading Room is free and open to the public. Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00pm.
Due to the time involved, we must charge both Members and non-members $20.00 per archivist research visit to Warren County Courthouse, plus the Courthouse’s 50 cents per page copy charge.
  • For Warren Heritage Society members: research assistance, including scanning, is free.
  • For non-members: $18.00 per half hour of research assistance, including scanning.
  • Copies made at LVH are 25 cents per page; handling fee is $5.00 plus postage.

This is a list of family genealogy books located in the LVH Reading Room:

Bauman
Bauman/Bowman:  Christian Bauman/Bowman of Shenandoah County, Virginia
Beard:  In the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley: Descendants of Edward Beard, 1716-1806
Beaten Path of Papa and His Folks
Blackwell Genealogy
Blakemore Family and Allied Lines
Booker
Boone Family
Bowman
Branner
Branner:  Casper Branner of Virginia and His Descendants
Brown
Brown
Brown: Rudolph Brown of Maryland including the Hezekiah Brown Letters
Bucher
Bucher:  History of Bucher/Booker Family
Buck
Buck Family of Virginia: Four Hundred Years of History
Buck Family: Virginia
Buck:  History of the Buck Family of Virginia
Buck:  The Buck Family and Its' Kin
Burns
Burns:  From Scotland to America: Descendant of William and Joanna Burns (1718-1987)
Cain
Carpers of Carpers Valley
Catlett
Catlett:  John Catlett and His Ancestors; King-Meriwether
Clem
Clem:  Histories of the Families Clem, Lett, Marlow, Moseley, Neitzey, Rudacille, Tracewell, etc.
Compton
Compton:  Ancestry of William Addison Compton
Coon
Costello
Costello:  History of the Costello Family
Costeloe Family
Craun Family in America
Davis
Deal
Dick(s)
Dix
Douglas
DuBois
DuBois
Dungee
Edmonds
Edwards
Foley
Frederick
Frederick:  House of Frederick
Funkhouser:  Early Funkhouser Pioneers and the Descendents of Jacob Funkhouser Jr.
Generations: An American Family
Good-Miller
Grant
Grubbs
Grubbs Family
Halley
Halley:  Pioneer Missouri Farmer from Virginia: Ancestors and Descendants of James Alfred Halley and Susan Ellen Deal
Hanes
Hanes:  John Hanes and Some of His Descendants
Harrison
Harrison: Settlers by the Long Gray Trail: Harrison and Allied Lines
Hattel:  History of the Descendants of John Hattel
Herr
Holmes
Holmes/Sealock/McConahay
Honaker Family in America
Hooper
Jackson
Jackson:  A Virginian: The Genealogy of Dempsey Edward Jackson, My Father with Genealogies for the Families of Rogers, Edmonds, Grant, Lewin and Sealock of Warren County, VA
Jenkins of Northern Neck and Old 96
Jennings Family History
Kagey
Kagey:  History of the Kagey Relationship in America from 1715 to 1900
Keister
Keister:  Strasburg, Virginia and the Keister Family
King
Kirshof
Kirshof
Kirshof:  Johannes Friederick Kirshof
Kirshof:  Johannes Friederick Kirshof Volume II
Knave
Ledford
Lees of Arlington
LeHew:  Some Pomeroy Descendants of Nicholas LeHew, Emigrant from Northumberland County, Colony of Virginia and Richard Pomeroy from Warren County, Virginia    Volume I
LeHew:  Some Pomeroy Descendants of Nicholas LeHew, Emigrant from Northumberland County, Colony of Virginia and Richard Pomeroy from Warren County, Virginia  Volume II
Lett
Levi Pitman Diary Extracts
Lewin
Lomax
Lomax:  Family Connections: Lomax, Simth, Brown, Davis, Page, Dungee
Mackeys (Variously Spelled) and Allied Families
Major Family of Virginia
Marilla:  Our Family Roots - Marilla Family
Marlar
Marlar:  Our Marlar-Marlow Ancestry
Marlow
Marlow
Marlow Family History
Marlowes
Marlowes:  World Book of Marlowes
Marlows of Perry County, Illinois
Marlows of the Waccamaw River Region
Marshall Family
Mathews Descendants
McConahay
McDonalds
McDonalds of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
McDonalds:  Never Say Die-The Glengarry McDonalds of Virginia
Meriwether
Millar-duBois Family History and Genealogy
Millar-duBois Family History and Genealogy
Miller
Montgomery
Montgomery:  John and Esther Houston Montgomery 1719-1973
Morgan Pioneers From Shenandoah to the Columbia
Morgan Price Family
Moseley
Nave/Knave Family History
Neff-Wiren: The Story of Our Family
Neitzey
O’Flaherty:  Daniel O'Flaherty Family History
O'Flaherty
Oldacre/Oldaker Story
Oldaker
Owens
Owens:  William Owens, Sr.-His Father and Grandfather
Page
Peery
Peery:  A Branch of the Peery Family Tree
Peters
Pinkerton Family History
Pitman
Plank
Plank:  David Plank Family
Poe Family Line
Pomeroy
Pomeroy
Price
Price
Price:  Myrtle D. Price Genealogy: Descendant of Dick(s)/Dix-Edwards-Hooper Families
Putnam Family Genealogy
Ricards
Ricards
Ricards
Ricards:  History and Genealogy of the Ricards Family (and variants) from 1676 in Somerset County, Maryland to 1999 Volume I
Ricards:  History and Genealogy of the Ricards Family (and variants) from 1676 in Somerset County, Maryland to 1999 Volume II
Ricards:  History and Genealogy of the Ricards Family (and variants) from 1676 in Somerset County, Maryland to 1999 Volume III
Rice
Rice:  Henry Rice: The Pioneer Gristmiller and His Twelve Children
Roades
Robinson Family
Rogers
Rudacille
Rudisill Genealogy
Rutherford Family Heritage Book
Rutherford Family History
Santmyers
Santmyers:  Samuel Selby Santmyers and His Ancestors: Stokes-Foley-Cain
Sealock
Sealock
Sealock Story
Sealock Story
Simpson
Simpson-Peters:  As I Recall: Simpson-Peters
Smallwood Family of Maryland and Virginia
Smith
Stokes
Stricklers of Pennsylvania
Stroud/Coon Family of Mercer County, Missouri
Tichenor
Tichenor:  Descendants of Martine Tichenor
Tracewell
Turner Family History
Turner:  The Turner Family History
Weaver
Weaver:  John George Weaver Family
White:  Our White Family, Vol. 1
White:  Our White Family, Vol. 2
Wine Family in America
Wiren
Wood:  Nehemiah Wood of Shenandoah County, Virginia
Rebecca Good was a professional genealogist who researched most of the families that settled in Warren County. If you’re looking for your roots, this is a good place to start your research. She also did extensive research on Revolutionary Soldiers in “Old Fredrick”.

These are the family surnames she has researched:


A

  • Abbott
  • Archre/Acre/Achor
  • Acre/Achor-Grant
  • Aigan/Eagan/Barnaby
  • Aleshite/Alshire
  • Alger
  • Allamong
  • Allens-Miscellaneous
  • Allen, Rebecca Branson is Robert Millar Descendant
  • Allen, Robert Millar
  • Allens of Shenandoah County
  • Allen, Thomas:  Research Notes
  • Allen, thomas Family: Robert Allen
  • Allen, Thomas
  • Allensworth Family
  • Alls
  • Allnutt
  • Alsberry
  • Amend
  • Amiss Family
  • anderson
  • Andrews
  • Ash
  • Ashby
  • Atkins
  • Atwood

B

  • Babb
  • Baggarly
  • Baily, Joseph: Family Fork District
  • Bailey/Bayley
  • Baise
  • Baldwin
  • Balthis
  • Barrett
  • Barton
  • Bass
  • Baylis/Bailis
  • Beahm
  • Bear/Behm/Boem
  • Bear/Bare
  • Beaty/Beatty
  • Beeler
  • Beeson
  • Bell: Frederick County
  • Bennett: Warren County
  • Bentley
  • Berkeley
  • Berry
  • Biggs
  • Bingamin/Bingham
  • Bird/Byrd
  • Black (Swartz)
  • Black
  • Blackburn
  • Blackwood
  • Blakemore
  • Blankenbaker/Plankenbuchler
  • Bly
  • Bolen
  • Boiling
  • Bolton
  • Bonnifield
  • Boon/Boone
  • Borden
  • Bounds
  • Bowen
  • Bowie
  • Bowling
  • Bowman
  • Bowman-Balthis Family
  • Boxell
  • Boyd, Belle Family
  • Boyers, Jacob - Boyers Family
  • Bradford
  • Brady
  • Bragg
  • Braithwaite
  • Branson
  • Breeding/Breeden
  • Breeze, Luke
  • Brent
  • Brill
  • Brinker
  • Brinklow
  • Briscoe
  • Brown Families
  • Brown - Bentonville
  • Browne
  • Browntown Road "Land Plats"
  • Broy
  • Broyles
  • Brubaker
  • Bruce
  • Brumback
  • Charles Buck
  • Greenbriar
  • Buck, Isaac N. - Mountain View
  • Buck Properties Front Royal and Warren County
  • Buck Wills and Deeds
  • Buck, Dr. William P.
  • Buckles
  • Bungardner
  • Buracker
  • Burch
  • Burke
  • Burkhart
  • Burner
  • Bushong

C

  • Cain-Keen
  • Calfee
  • Calloway
  • Calmes
  • Cameron
  • Campbell
  • Cannavan
  • Cannon
  • Carr
  • Carrier
  • Carroll
  • Carson, Samuel
  • Carson, Simon
  • Carson, Simon
  • Carter-Miscellaneous
  • Carter
  • Carter, Thomas of Culpeper: Research Notes
  • Cater, Thomas of Culpeper:  Research Lineage and correspondence
  • Cartmell/Cartmill
  • Casarotti
  • Catleman
  • Catlett Genealogy by Stubbs
  • Catlett land
  • Catlett
  • Cave
  • Chandlee
  • Chandler
  • Cheek
  • Chenowith
  • Cherry
  • Chester, Thomas
  • Chrisman
  • Churchill
  • Clapsaddle, Jacob and Byrd Clapsaddle
  • Clatterbuck
  • Clegg
  • Clem
  • Clevenger
  • Cline/Kline
  • Clizer
  • Cloud Family Genealogical Notes
  • Cloud
  • Cloud Research Notes
  • Cockrell
  • Coffman
  • Collins
  • Colvin
  • Combs
  • Comer
  • Compton:  See David A. Compton Papers
  • Conn
  • Conner/Connor
  • Conrad
  • Cooksey
  • Cooley
  • Colleys in the Civil War
  • Cooley
  • Cook
  • Cooper
  • Copenhaver
  • Corder Family
  • Cornwell
  • Coulter, Petere
  • Costello
  • Cover and Cover Brothers
  • Coverstone
  • Cox
  • Coyle
  • Crabill
  • Crabill
  • Crabill Land Grants
  • Crawford
  • Crist
  • Croudson
  • Curme
  • Cullers
  • Cummings
  • Cunningham

D

  • Darke
  • Darr
  • Davidson
  • Dawson
  • Davis
  • Davis From Lucy Hardesty
  • Davisson
  • Dean
  • Debo, Tebo, Devo etc.
  • Deck
  • Decker/Deker/Duker
  • Dellinger
  • Delong, John and Nicholas
  • Delong, Wilma Ritter
  • DeMoss
  • Dengel
  • Denny
  • Denton
  • Derflinger
  • Derrick
  • Dick
  • Dilley, James, John and Jonathan
  • Dillon
  • Dinkle
  • Dodson
  • Dodson, Thomas
  • Dofflemyer
  • Doll
  • Dosher
  • Doughaday/Doughetee
  • Dougherty
  • Dovel
  • Dowell
  • Downing
  • Downey
  • Doyle, Nancy and Doyle, Edward
  • Driggers
  • Drumheller, Thomas F.
  • Duckworth
  • Duke
  • Duncan
  • Dunlap
  • Duvall
  • Dyer

E

  • Eads
  • Eagle
  • Earle – Mount Zion
  • Earle, Rebecca
  • Earnest
  • Easton – McCormick
  • Ebert
  • Eckhart/Eckhardt
  • Edmonds
  • Edwards, John
  • Elam
  • Ellis
  • Elizey/Elizea
  • Elswick
  • Emerson
  • Eshelman
  • Evans
  • Ewing, William of Stephens City
  • Ewing

F

  • Fadely
  • Fair (see Thaddeus Harris Family)
  • Fairfax Family
  • Fairfax, Thomas – Baron of Cameron
  • Faith
  • Fallis
  • Fauber
  • Faught
  • Fawcett
  • Fawley
  • Feagons
  • Feckley
  • Fedele
  • Fent
  • Ferguson
  • Fetzer
  • Fidley/Fiddley/Feadly
  • Figgins
  • Finks
  • Finnell
  • Fish
  • Fisher
  • Fleming, Wilson
  • Flood, William/Mary Goudy and E. Wells
  • Fodrie
  • Foland
  • Foley
  • Fontain, John
  • Ford
  • Foreman
  • Forney
  • Forsyth
  • Foster - Garrett
  • Fowler
  • Fox
  • Fox, Thomas
  • Frame
  • Franks, Jacob
  • Frazier
  • Frederick
  • French
  • Friarmood
  • Fries, Fries, Freeze
  • Fristoe
  • Fry
  • Fry
  • Fry
  • Fry, William E. /Fry Daniel
  • Fultz/Foltz
  • Funk
  • Funkhouser

G

  • Gabbert
  • Gaddis, William
  • Galladay
  • Gardener/Gardner
  • Garner
  • Garrett, Hacket
  • Garrison
  • Gatewood
  • Gaw
  • Gearing
  • George
  • Gibbs
  • Gibbons Family
  • Gibson
  • Giger
  • Gilbert
  • Gilliam
  • Gillum
  • Gilmore
  • Gimlich/Gimlet
  • Glass
  • Glenn
  • Good
  • Gooden, Thomas and Gooden Isaac
  • Gore
  • Gouge
  • Graham
  • Grandstaff
  • Grant
  • Grapes/Crebs
  • Graves
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Griffith
  • Grigsby
  • Grim/Grimm
  • Grove
  • Groves
  • Grubb, Humphrey
  • Grubb/Grubbs
  • Gruber/Gruver
  • Guard
  • Guest

H

  • Haas/Hashings
  • Hage/Hudson
  • Hairey
  • Hale
  • Haley/Hawley from Joan Hackett
  • Hall
  • Hall
  • Hall
  • Hall, Simon
  • Halley/Hawley
  • Hammack/Hammock
  • Hand
  • Hansons in Greenbriar
  • Hardin/Harding
  • Harkrader
  • Harrell
  • Harris, Thaddeus
  • Haun
  • Headley
  • Heaston
  • Heath
  • Heath/Hess
  • Heflin
  • Henry – Front Royal and Warren County
  • Henrys in Warren County, OH
  • Henrys in Monongalia County
  • Henrys in the Revolution
  • Henry
  • Henry/Hendry
  • Henson Misc Census Records
  • Hensen Misc Grants and patents
  • Hensons – Huguenot Connections
  • Henson Misc Buchanan Hoax
  • Early Henson Notes
  • Henson Pension and Military Records
  • Hensons in Quaker Records
  • Hensons in Albemarle County
  • Hensons in Amherst County
  • Hensons in AugustaCounty
  • Hensons in Bedford County
  • Hensons in Botetourt County
  • Hensons in Buckingham County
  • Hensons in Campbell County (Charles and Lazarus)
  • Hensons in CulpeperCounty
  • Hensons in Fauquier County
  • Hensons in Fluvanna (Charles Henson)
  • Hensons in Frederick County
  • Hensons in Goochland County
  • Hensons in Hanover County
  • Hinsons in KingGeorgeCounty
  • Hensons in Loudoun County
  • Hensons in Louisa County
  • Henson:  Tax Lists of Amherst and Buckingham
  • Hensons in WarrenCounty
  • Hensons in Middlesex County
  • Hensons in New Kent County
  • Hensons in Northumberland County
  • Hensons in Pittsylvania County
  • Hensons in Richmond County
  • Hensons in Shenandoah County
  • Hinsons in Southwest Virginia
  • Hensons in Stafford County (Joseph Hinson)
  • Hensons in Surry County
  • Hensons in Westmoreland County
  • Hensons in Alabama
  • Hensons in Arkansas
  • Hensons in Delaware
  • Hensons in Georgia
  • Hensons in Indiana
  • Hensons in Kentucky
  • Hensons in Maryland
  • Hensons in Mississippi
  • Hensons in North Carolina
  • Hensons in South Carolina
  • Henson, William of Monroe County, Georgia
  • Hensons in Knox County, Kentucky
  • Hensons in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Henson, William in Virginia
  • Henson and Allied Line – Appleberry
  • Henson  – Bennett
  • Henson and Allied Line Cary of Buckingham County
  • Henson and Allied Line - Benny
  • Henson and Allied Line - Evans
  • Henson and Allied Line - Field
  • Henson and Allied Line – Pace/Pearse
  • Henson and Allied Line – Roberts
  • Henson and Allied Line - Rogers
  • Henson and Allied Line -  Salmons
  • Henson and Allied Line – Tuggle
  • Henton/Hinton
  • Hess and Beagle
  • Hickle/Hixon
  • Hickman
  • Hiland
  • Hill Family
  • Hite
  • Hite, Jost (Justus)
  • Hockman
  • Hoffmans of Germanna
  • Hoffmans of Shenandoah County
  • Hoffman and Hotsenpillar
  • Holmes
  • Hoover
  • Hope and Haynie: Hope Family
  • Hopewell
  • Hoshour
  • Hottle
  • Hough, Hown, Etc
  • Howard – Maryland and Virginia
  • Huffman
  • Hulvey
  • Hupman
  • Hupp
  • Hurst
  • Hurt

J

  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jacobs
  • Jenkins
  • Jennings
  • Jolliffee Family
  • Johns
  • Johnson
  • Johnson and Grimes Families
  • Jones, Mason Zachariah
  • Jones
  • Jones, Alexander and Jones, Gideon W.

K

  • Kauffman/Coffman
  • Keckley/Cackley
  • Keeler
  • Keffer
  • Kelkner/Keltner
  • Keller
  • Kelly
  • Kendall
  • Kendrick
  • Kennedy
  • Kenner
  • Kerfoot
  • Kerns/Kern
  • Kern, John of Winchester
  • Kerr
  • Kessler, W.F. and Myrtle
  • Kessler, peter
  • Keyser
  • Kiblers of Shenandoah County
  • Kiblers of Warren County
  • Kidwell
  • King
  • Kipps
  • Kiser, Michael
  • Kite
  • Knave
  • Kneisley Research:  Abraham and Sarah, Henry Elay and Sarah
  • Kneisley Correspondence 1981 – Present
  • Kneisley Correspondence 1977-1981
  • Kneisley Reports
  • Koontz/Koonce

L

  • Laing-Lang
  • Lake
  • Lambert
  • Lammerson
  • Lane
  • Lantz/Larce/Lenz/Lentz
  • Lanck
  • Lawrence
  • Lawson Reports and Correspondence
  • Lawson Family of York County PA and Mineral County WV
  • Lawsons in WV and Correspondence with Ed Oldaker
  • Lawson Families in Maryland
  • Lawson Family in Rockingham County, VA
  • Lawsons in Warren County
  • Lawsons in the Census, Virginia
  • Lawson Family of Berkley County, VA
  • Leach
  • Leadman
  • Leary
  • Leath/Leith
  • Lee
  • Lehew, Peter – Huguenot Society
  • Lehew, Peter of Front Royal Genealogy
  • Lemley
  • Lemon
  • Letcher
  • Lewin Family
  • Lewis
  • Lickliter
  • Lindsey
  • Link
  • Lipp/Lip
  • Little
  • Lindamood
  • Lloyd
  • Lockhart
  • Long/Lung
  • Longacre
  • Louderback
  • Loveless
  • Lovell
  • Lucas
  • Lutz/Louts/Lotz

M

  • MaCatee, Charles Augustus
  • Maddox
  • Manuel
  • Marr
  • Marye
  • Marks
  • Marlow
  • Martin
  • Martin, John Russel Warren County Centennial Program
  • Martin Research for Marie Murphy, Gary L. Mitchell, etc
  • Martin, Francis of Warren County, War of 1812 pension
  • Martin, Mortimer Marlow
  • Martin, Blackley and Enoch
  • Martins in Berkely and Jefferson Counties
  • Martin, Jarvis Descendents Family Group Sheets
  • Martin, Jarvis Descendents 1971-1987
  • Martin and relatives of Glenn Martin
  • Martin in Frederick County
  • Marshall, Thomas of VA (John Marshall and James M. Marshall)
  • Marshall, John Copies from Client M.G. Marshall
  • Mathews/Matthews
  • Mauck
  • McAlister
  • McCormick
  • McDonald
  • McDougle
  • McDowell
  • McInturff
  • McKay Genealogy
  • McKay
  • McKay Clan Newsletter
  • McKay-Cedarville
  • McKay
  • MacLeod
  • McKee
  • Megeath
  • Menefee
  • Menefee
  • Millar
  • Millar Family Records
  • Millar, William – Land Records
  • Miller – Unidentified
  • Miller, Jacob of Shenandoah and Augusta Counties Died 1815
  • Miller, Jacob Died 1781
  • Miller, Jacob Founder of Woodstock
  • Miller, James of Warren County
  • Miller, Lewis
  • Miller, George (near Oranda, Shenandoah County)
  • Miller, George of Strasburg
  • Miller, Henry
  • Miller, Thomas J.
  • Miller/Hollar
  • Mills
  • Mitchell
  • Mitchell
  • Molden/Moulden
  • Morgan, John of Riverton
  • Morgan
  • Mount Zion
  • Moore
  • Moores of Shenandoah County (Thomas Moore and Riley Moore)
  • Moore, James of Front Royal
  • Morreland
  • Morris
  • Morrison: Page County
  • Morrison
  • Murphey
  • Myers/Miers

N

  • Nail/Naul
  • Neavill
  • Neal/Neil
  • Nees
  • Neff
  • Neiswanger
  • Nelson
  • Netherton
  • Neville
  • Newcomb
  • Newman
  • Newman Diaries
  • Nichols
  • Noble
  • Norris
  • Norton
  • Nossett
  • Nunnemacher
  • Nulton
  • Nunn

O

  • Offenbacker/Hoverholtz
  • Oldaker
  • Ordorff
  • Ott
  • Overall
  • Owen, Aubry House
  • Owen, William and Vincent

P

  • Padgett/Paget etc
  • Page
  • Paine
  • Painter
  • Palmer
  • Pangle
  • Parrott
  • Partlowe
  • Payne
  • Pearis
  • Pearson
  • Peebles
  • Pence
  • Penn
  • Peoples
  • Perkins
  • Perry-Sperry
  • Petefish
  • Peters
  • Petty
  • Peyton
  • Phillips
  • Philips, Isac
  • Pierce
  • Piles
  • Pingley
  • Pitman
  • Poe
  • Pomeroy
  • Ponder
  • Postlewait
  • Powers
  • Pitsenbarger/Pitzenberger
  • Platt
  • Poar/Poor/Power
  • Poulton
  • Price
  • Price, Benjamin
  • Price, George
  • Printz
  • Pritchard
  • Proctor
  • Pugh
  • Puller
  • Putnam

R

  • Rambo
  • Ramey of Warren County
  • Ramey of Frederick County
  • Ramsey
  • Reagan
  • Reager
  • Rector
  • Redman Family
  • Reed/Reid
  • Rees/Reese
  • Reil
  • Rhodes
  • Richards
  • Richardson
  • Richardson Family
  • Richardson
  • Richardson Newsletter
  • Riddlebergger
  • Ridgeway
  • Rife/Riph/Reiff/Riffie
  • Rinehart
  • Riley/Reilly
  • Rinker
  • Roads
  • Roberts
  • Robertson/Robinson
  • Robinson
  • Rogers/Rodgers
  • Rohr
  • Rose
  • Rosenberger
  • Ross, Alexander
  • Rothgeb/Roadcap
  • Rout, John
  • Rowzee/Rousey
  • Roy, McCarty D
  • Roy, Thomas, John
  • Roy Family
  • Rudacille
  • Ruffner
  • Russell Family of Frederick County and Marlboro
  • Russell, John of Shenandoah County
  • Russel, William Grants and Deeds Courthouse Research
  • Russell, William by Des Cognet
  • Rutherford
  • Rust

S

  • Saffer/Swearinger and Misc
  • Saffell
  • Salyards, William, Levi and Joseph
  • Salyards
  • Samuels
  • Santmyers
  • Scheuer
  • Scroggins/Scroggin
  • Seal
  • Sealock
  • Self Family
  • Self
  • Senseney Family
  • Settle
  • Shaffer, Nicholas
  • Shaver/Sheffer/Schafer/Schaffer: Person, Gene Correspondence
  • Shaver/Schafer/Schaefer Families
  • Shambaugh
  • Sheets/Sheetz
  • Shenk/Shank
  • Shepherd/Shepard
  • Sherman
  • Shull/Scholl/Shall etc
  • Sidwell
  • Silman
  • Simons “Memories” by Acton Simons Woodward
  • Simmons
  • Simpson
  • Simpson
  • Skillman
  • Sloane
  • Smallwood
  • Smith
  • Smith, Edgar C.
  • Smith, Florence
  • Smith:  Shenandoah County
  • Sorrell
  • Sowers
  • Spengler/Spangler
  • Steed
  • Steele
  • Steele Family
  • Stephens
  • Stephenson
  • Stickley Genealogy
  • Stickley Correspondence with Pat Stickley
  • Stickleys in West Virginia
  • Stickley Research in Warren County
  • Stickley, Susan Farm
  • Stickleys Unidentified – Christian Stickley
  • Stinson
  • Stokes
  • Stoneberger
  • Strickler
  • Strole
  • Supinger

T

  • Tait/Turner Misc
  • Tanner
  • Taylor, John and Mary Hite
  • Taylors and Sniders in Shenandoah County
  • Taylor Warrants and Surveys in FrederickCounty
  • Taylor Courthouse Notes
  • Taylor Misc
  • Taylor, Benjamin of Frederick County
  • Taylor, Daniel in Frederick County
  • Taylor, George
  • Taylor, Isaac of Berkeley County
  • Taylor, Jacob Alias Schneider and German Taylors in Frederick County
  • Taylor, Jacob of Frederick County
  • Taylor, Jacob in Dearborn Indiana and Son of Benjamin Taylor
  • Taylor, James
  • Taylor, Jesse to Fairfield County, OH
  • Taylor, John (Schneider) now Page County, VA
  • Taylor, Jonathan of Frederick County
  • Taylor, Lazarus
  • Taylors, Lydia – Orphans
  • Taylor, Mahlon of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Taylor, Nathaniel
  • Taylor, Paul/Snidere
  • Taylor, Peter and Ambrose Taylor
  • Taylor, Raleigh
  • Taylor, Samuel of Berkeley (Jefferson) County
  • Taylor, Simeon
  • Taylor, Stephen
  • Taylor, Simon
  • Taylor, Timothy and Letitia Kirkbride
  • Taylor, William and Leah McKay, Tarpley Taylor, William Taylor- White, Bushrod Taylor, etc
  • Taylor, William of Long Marsh
  • Taylor, William and Catherine Bushrod
  • Taylor, William of Stephens City
  • Tebbs
  • Tharp
  • Thomas
  • Thompsons:  Berkeley County
  • Thompson of Clarke County
  • Thompsons of Culpeper County
  • Thompsons of Essex County
  • Thompsons of Fauquier County
  • Thompsons of Frederick County
  • Thompsons of Hampshire County
  • Thompsons of Jefferson County
  • Thompsons of Loudoun County
  • Thompsons of Madison County
  • Thompsons of Northumberland County
  • Thompsons of Page County
  • Thompsons of RichmondCounty
  • Thompsons of Shenandoah County (Edinburg)
  • Thompsons of Warren County
  • Thompson Correspondence
  • Thompson Miscellaneous
  • Thompson, Robert and Mary Guard
  • Thompson, Robert Descendants
  • Thompsons, Jason and Fielding
  • Threlkeld Family
  • Thruston Family
  • Thruston, Charles Wynn
  • Tomlinson
  • Tracewell
  • Trout
  • Tuckwiller/Buckwiller/Duckwiller
  • Turner
  • Tutwiller-Dewyler
  • Tyree, William

U

  • Underhill
  • Underwood
  • Updike

V

  • Vance/Vermillion/Vanhorn/Vess and Misc
  • Varner
  • Vanmeter
  • Vannort
  • Vaught

W

  • Wallace
  • Waller
  • Walter
  • Ward
  • Warden
  • Warren
  • Warth
  • Waters
  • Watkins
  • Watson
  • Watts
  • Way
  • Weaver
  • Weaver Family Frederick and Shenandoah Counties
  • Weber
  • Weekley
  • Whisler
  • Whisson
  • Whitacre
  • White
  • Whitson
  • Wickersham
  • Wilcox
  • Wiley
  • Wilkinson
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Willis
  • Windle
  • Wines
  • Wines/Brown
  • Wise
  • Withers
  • Woldford
  • Wolf/Wolfe
  • Wood
  • Wood
  • Wood
  • Woodward
  • Woolery
  • Woodley
  • Worthington
  • Wright
  • Wroe
  • Wyatt

Y

  • Yates
  • Yeakley
  • Yost
  • Young

Z

  • Zane, Isaac Jr.
We have early maps of Warren County and the Shenandoah Valley, topographical maps, county maps from 1930s showing roads that have been changed over the years. The 1929 Sanborn Insurance maps are a map of the Town of Front Royal and display all houses and buildings during that time. We also have historical maps of our surrounding counties. The Eugene Scheel Map of Warren County overlays historical places and properties onto a modern map, an invaluable tool for any researcher.
Obituaries gathered weekly, as well as culled from the old newspapers and scrapbooks, are constantly added to obituaries collected by genealogists over the years. This file gets heavy use by families searching for kinfolk. We also have copies of area church burial records.
Our reading room contains cemetery books for Warren and surrounding counties. Before large cemeteries were organized, the family plot was a common final resting place for ancestors. As properties changed hands, the fate of these grave-sites was left to individual homeowners and many burial records were lost.
When property owners alert us that they have found a cemetery on their property, one of our researchers visits and photographs each cemetery as it is discovered. Thus, our collection is continuously growing.
Early ledgers from stores, doctors, banks and some school census records are just a few of the items in this collection. These ledgers give insight into how a 19th century business was run and individual accounts also provide information about what your ancestor purchased or what medical care they may have needed.
Local papers, dating back to the mid 1800’s, tell the who, what, where of daily life, as well as the gossip of Warren County. We also have historic newspapers covering major national evens such as 9/11, assassination of the Kennedys, the end of WWII and landing on the moon.
Many newspapers not in the newspaper collection are available on microfilm. The films also contain Virginia County records on deeds, wills indexes, and court minute books.
This collection consists of out-of-print books and fragile texts on a range of subjects. These are only brought out on special request. Books in the collection include such treasures as the 1940 Front Royal phone book by Virginia Telephone & Telegraph Company, History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley from 1890, and The Fairfax Proprietary: The Northern Neck, the Fairfax Manors, and Beginnings of Warren County in Virginia, a definitive record.
This is an extensive collection of documents donated to LVH Archives over the years. The documents are diverse in subject. One box might contain an original phlegm deed signed by Lord Fairfax; another, research performed by the WPA on historic houses and buildings in Warren County. We have the ledgers from the Riverton Lime and Stone Company founded in 1866 and records from AVTEX. Different service organizations have donated their records over the years: the town and county garden clubs, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Eldridge Research Collection. We have boxes containing the history of Army Remount Station, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park.
The Belle Boyd Cottage is furnished in authentic period furnishings. The Balthis House has a mixture of period furnishings. We welcome donations of artifacts. Please call Archivist Deborah Corey if you are considering a donation of an artifact.