Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I, known as the “Virgin Queen.” Jamestown was the first English settlement, and was established in 1607. The first of the original Thirteen Colonies, Virginia is the birthplace of eight United States Presidents, six First Ladies, and the final resting place for seven presidents.
Looking to find those elusive Old Dominion ancestors? The Virginia Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Virginia history events, tips on Virginia research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Virginia resources. This handy 7-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.