Virginia is known for a lot of things – history, natural beauty and bless our hearts, lots of southern charm.
But one of the best features of Virginia, in my humble opinion, is the abundance of small towns and communities throughout the state.
Most libraries have local area newspapers on microfilm and often the obituaries will be indexed in some way.
If distance presents a problem, try joining a Virginia genealogy mailing list for the locality and perhaps you will locate someone in the area who can do a newspaper lookup for you.
English colonists recorded the name of the Manahoac village there as Mahaskahod.
Located on the Rappahannock River near the head of navigation at the fall line, Fredericksburg developed as the frontier of colonial Virginia shifted west out of the coastal plain.
During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as "Old Town".Map includes the names of property owners at that time. Virginia's comprehensive Tobacco Inspection Law of 1730 mandated that all tobacco grown in the colony must be brought to locally designated public warehouses for inspection before sale.One of the sites designated for a warehouse on the upper Potomac River was at the mouth of Hunting Creek.She is better known with younger audiences for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in two Harry Potter films, as well as Mrs Blatherwick in Nanny Mc Phee, and can now add the young royals to her fan base.After she collected her CBE from the Duke, she said: 'We did have a nice chat about what I do and that their children listen to me because I've done all of the Julia Donaldson books, The Gruffalo and 10 or 12 others, and they listen to them in the car so they know my voice.'Staunton was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her titular role in Vera Drake, about a working class woman performing illegal abortions in the 1950s, but said nothing matches her day at the Palace.'Being an actor and then getting a prize, well it's prize enough doing the job, we get made enough fuss of.