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Virginia Genealogy: Beyond the Basics

OnDemand Webinar

By Shannon Bennett

Format: OnDemand Webinar

SKU# T1428


  • You need brick wall-busting tips for your Virginia genealogy
  • You conducted basic Virginia research, but want to explore more advanced record sets
  • You have a general interest in learning more about family history in the Old Dominion State

Presenter: Shannon Bennett
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 39.99 

The Colony of Virginia was established as the first permanent New World English colony in 1607. It was one of the Thirteen Original Colonies, and was the site of many a bloody battle during the Civil War. Whether your ancestor was a plantation owner outside of Richmond, a Confederate soldier from Chesapeake or a delegate in the DC area, it’s easy to lose track of your family tree in this state's rich history. You've likely traced basic information about your Old Dominion State ancestors from sites like and But where do you turn when the research well runs dry? In this hour-long webinar, genealogist and Virginia native Shannon Bennett will take you through the state's more unique record sets, and will discuss advanced brick wall-busting strategies for tracking down your Virginian roots. This webinar comes with a free copy of our Virginia Brick Walls e-book.


  • A brief overview of Virginia vital records
  • How to explore military records and rosters
  • How to navigate the state archives
  • Tips for exploring court and tax records
  • What state-specific collections and manuscripts are available
  • What’s available in state-specific genealogy libraries like the Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia Library
  • How to knock down brick walls through cluster and collateral searches


Shannon Bennett is an acclaimed genealogy blogger and former blogger for Family Tree University. She is a contributor to Family Tree Magazine, and a resident of Virginia, with deep roots in the state.

SKU T1428
Author/Speaker/Editor Shannon Bennett
File Type MP4, PDF
Format OnDemand Webinar
Runtime 1 Hour

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