Welcome to the USGenWeb and VAGenWeb Project
If you find a problem with this website, please mail me a note!!
On the left, you will find links to the most frequently requested information. At the bottom of this page will be links to other resources as well as information submitted by other researchers.
Sep. 1st: A new book, "Finding the Freedmen" Louisa County Records 1865-1870 by Elaine L. Taylor, is now available on
Finding the Freedmen provides relationships between the Freedmen and the people most likely to be their former enslavers. This is a resource for researchers seeking their ancestors who were freedmen in the county, and also for current property owners and descendants of slaveholders who desire to know the names of people that lived and worked on their property or for their families. For a detailed description, please see Finding the Freedmen
All the proceeds from Amazon sales go to the African American Genealogy Society of Central Virginia.
Feb. 24th: The Register of Trinity Parish, Louisa County, Virginia: Births and Baptisms 1752-1779, transcribed and with introduction by Elaine L. Taylor.
Jan. 14th: Nancy Agee Updated Obituaries from Central Virginian through the year 2018 (28,188 total). Thank you again Nancy Agee!!
Jan. 18th: A new research guide, Hanover County Research, by David Joyce, has been added to the website. This guide focuses on methods for researching 18th century Presbyterians, Quakers, and the members of the Church of England in Hanover County.
The fourth volume of Louisa County Family Graveyards, "Silently Sleeping", is now available. The book is $30 plus $5 s&h, check payable and sent to Pat Baber, 1105 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass, VA 23024. For more information contact Pat Baber
The combined index for all four volumes: Click Here For Combined Index
Copies of Volume 3, "In Loving Memory", are still available, plus a few copies of Volume 2, Rest In Peace. These are $30, plus $5 s&h, check payable and sent to Pat Baber, 1105 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass, VA 23024.
Oct. 12th: A new research paper has been submitted by Evans Peay of
Clarksville, TN Click here to open the PDF
[Mainly Carroll and Tally family from Louisa & surrounding counties] "These papers are in the possession of Ross Evans Peay (evanspeay at gmail dot com), Clarksville, TN
as of October 2014. They are also available at the Tennessee Library and archives on microfilm as part of the Austin Peay Family Papers, 1863-1977. The microfilm accession number is MF.559....
Jul. 26th: A new research paper has been submitted by Donald L. King, M.D.
"A few years ago I compiled the attached monograph, "Patriot Brothers" about the five King brothers from Louisa County that served in the Revolutionary War... so I thought I'd send it to you in case you might want to put it on the Louisa Co. website. It is 11.5 mb, 48 pages, lots of illustrations...
The third volume of Louisa County Family Graveyards, "In Loving Memory", is now available. The book is $30 plus $5 s&h, check payable and sent to Pat Baber, 1105 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass, VA 23024. For more information contact Pat Baber
email@example.com or Pattie Cooke
The combined index for all three volumes: Click Here For Combined Index
An additional 50 copies of Louisa County Family Graveyards, Volume 2, "Rest In Peace", are now available. The book is $30 plus $5 s&h, check payable and sent to Pat Baber, 1105 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass, VA 23024.
-- Uniforms of the Virginia Continental Line. Submitted by Jim Gillgam.
-- There are now almost 4,000 entries in the Death Certificate pages. (3/3/2009)
-- A new book "Louisa County History, A Brief History" by Pattie Cooke, is 115 pages and provides a history of Louisa County as seen through the eyes of the courthouse or town. It is basically a town book with emphasis on county history. Quantities are limited and the price is $23. Contact
Patti Cook for info.
Information on George R. Thompson, his father, Archibald Wyatt Thompson of Louisa County, and others was submitted by Ken Thompson.
-- Thanks to the efforts of the Louisa County Historical Society, I have now included almost 5,000 tombstone transcriptions from over 50 churches and family cemeteries in Louisa County. There is a master index of all names, plus pages for each cemetery, both of which provide a link to a photograph of the tombstone. Oakland Cemetery and First Baptist Church still need to be transcribed, plus a few other minor problems may exist. Click here to see the index
-- An index containing almost 20,000 names, showing the relationship, date and reference document between two parties has been added. This information was submitted by Janice L. Abercrombie. Click here to see the index
-- The book "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN", Louisa County Family Graveyards, Volume 1, is now SOLD OUT. You can still contact Pat or Pattie and have your name placed on a list so they can determine when to have reprints made. It contains photographs, tombstone inscriptions, and locations of 215 family graveyards in Louisa county. The book is $30 plus $5 s&h, check payable and sent to Pat Baber, 1105 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass 23024. For more information contact Pat Baber firstname.lastname@example.org or Pattie Cooke email@example.com Click here to see the index
-- Louisa County High School Students - 1945 including faculty and mentions men and women in Armed Forces
-- A new book "THE GARTH FAMILY: Descendants of John Garth of Virginia, 1734-1986" is available from Rosalie E. Davis. Click here for details and ordering information.
-- Bible Records and Cemeteries from the WPA Records. Submitted by Janice L. Abercrombie.
-- A new book "Cohabitation Lists of Former Slaves in Goochland, Hanover and Louisa Counties, Virginia as recorded by the Freedmen's Bureau" is available. Click here for details and ordering information.
-- The new book, "Abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia Will Books 1743-1801", by Nancy Chappelear Baird and Kate Hatch, is available for purchase from the Louisa County Historical Society for the sum of $22.00 (+s/h).
-- The Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation website is now up and running. Click here to visit their site.
If you have pages (or know of pages) related to Louisa County, I would like to add a link to that information.
If you have ANY data you would like to share, please send it to me and I will include it for other researchers. Even if it's only one marriage, a couple of deeds, a will ........
- African-American & Native Americans - Researching Tips
- Bethany Christian Church Cemetery Records
- Cemetery Index (from the book Gone But Not Forgotten)
- Cemetery List and Tombstone Inscriptions - from 57 cemeteries in Louisa Co. Provided by the Louisa County Historical Society
- Census - 1850 - Complete
- Census - 1860
- Census - 1920
- Chancery Causes - Index of names, plus summary showing all Plaintiffs and Defendants
- Death Certificates - List of names; images available from Pat Baber
- Deed Information
- Dunn Family Cemetery, Trevilians, VA
- Index To Names Found In Deeds
- Geographical / Historical Information
- Information Available From The Family History Center
- Town of Louisa Website
- Louisa County Clerks Office
- Louisa County Clerks Office -- Obtaining Copies of Documents
- Louisa County Historical Society (information on this website)
- Louisa County Historical Society Website
- Louisa County Website
- Map of Creeks in Louisa Co.
- Map of Creeks in Caroline Co.
- Marriage Index (Sorted By Husband)
- Marriage Index (Sorted By Wife)
- Obituaries from The Central Virginian (1929-current)
- Plat Maps from Patents and Grants - Provided by Jerry Sullivan
- Printed Material Available for Louisa County
- Query Index - Queries submitted by other researchers
- Slave Names
- Surveyor's Book
- Tombstone Inscriptions - from 57 cemeteries in Louisa Co. Provided by the Louisa County Historical Society
- 1767 Tithes / Census for St. Martin's Parish
- Volunteers for Look-up's
- Wills / Probate Records
- World War I Draftee's
- World War I Soldiers that filled out a questionnaire
The USGenWeb Archives site is available now. Files on census records, marriage bonds, cemetery lists, wills, etc. are being uploaded now. We are accepting files to upload to the site. If you have transcribed primary source documents and would like to contribute them to the project, please send to Linda Lewis.
The Virginia Table of Contents list the files currently available for viewing or downloading.
To send me an e-Mail, please address to :
wayne at trevilians.com
I would like your feedback about what you would like to see included, or any other suggestions you may have. Thank You!!
Snail Mail to:
Wayne G. Dunn
85 Little Riverview Drive
Reedville, VA 22539
Evolution of this website
Way back in March/April of 1996 the GenWeb project was getting started. The goal was to have every county in every state hosted by a volunteer and they provide a website that would be available for researchers. Then in June of 1996, Linda Lewis, who was the state coordinator for Virginia, posted a message asking for volunteers for each of the counties in Virginia. At that time, only four counties were spoken for (Brunswick, Lee, Lunenburg, Scott & Russell).
I quickly volunteered, and by July 10th, had obtained a website (www.trevilians.com) from a hosting company named Hiway Technologies, Inc in Florida. After I had the website, I fired off the following email to Linda: " I am eager to race off at full speed -- just don't know where to!!" How true!! Internet? webpages? HTML? sounds kinda like "Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!"
In one exchange, discussing how much space was needed, Linda replied "TWO MEGS is plenty. I have the VA page, all the VA counties that I coordinate, and another project totally unrelated to genealogy, on my one meg page with Compuserve". Hmmm, times have sure changed -- the Louisa site now takes up almost 700MB (as of December, 2007).