The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving histories of Fredericksburg and the Virginia Commonwealth Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. I have used the Center many times to obtain copies of deeds and marriage licenses. The volunteer staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. They will assist you with your research but will not perform the research for you. Visit their website and click on Collections to see a complete list of available items. They can also be reached by email or phone: (540) 373-3704.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters has a Virginiana Room that is dedicated to the history of Virginia but it concentrates on the materials for the following areas: Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland Counties and the Northern Neck. I use the library to obtain copies of obituaries from the Free Lance Star newspaper.
The history point page of their website contains a list of materials available at the library. The list is by no means definitive because the library is constantly scanning materials every day to include on the site.
Visit their website or contact the Branch Manager,Margaret Beattie, by email or phone (540) 372-1144 for more information.
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The Caroline County Courthouse has deed and marriage license information after 1899.
Courthouse Lane & Main Street P.O. Box 309 Bowling Green, VA. 22427
Visit their website or contact the Clerk of Court, Ray S. Campbell, by email or phone 804.633.5800 for more information.
Go to Top Beth performs Virginia genealogy records research at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. For a nominal fee, she will research various genealogy related records and send you a copy of the requested documents (if found). She is not a professional genealogist. I have requested copies of death certificates from her on several occasions and was very pleased with her service. Please visit her website for a list of records she will search and the procedure for submitting your request or contact her via email.
Go to Top The Fort A.P. Hill Environmental Office contains many documents on the families that lived in the area before the creation of AP Hill. Many of these documents can me located on the A.P. Hill Military Reservation page of my website. Contact the Cultural Resource Manager at (804) 633-8255 for more information.
In 2007, Fort A.P. Hill's Environmental Division conducted an Oral History project to document and preserve the history of the people and communities that existed in the area that became the AP Hill Military Reservation. The information was compiled in a book titled: Wealthy in Heart: Oral History of Life Before Fort A.P. Hill. It is an amazing book that contains wonderful memories and photographs of the area. It will be a great addition to the library of anyone performing genealogy research on families who lived in the area that is now AP Hill. The book is not for sale but copies are available for free from the Caroline Library.
The Caroline County website contains a excellent document that summarizes the history of Caroline County, VA