Monday, November 09, 2009

Fredericksburg Research Resources by the University of Mary Washington

I just rediscovered a resource that I have know about for awhile but it had slipped my mind.  The University of Mary Washington has a web page dedicated to Fredericksburg, Virginia historical resources.  The site is a bit clunky but it is filled with useful information.  Of major interest are the newspaper indexes which involve more than just Fredericksburg.  They include info from all over Virginia, especially surrounding counties such as Stafford and Spotsylvania.

Here is the link to the main page:

Newspapers included are:
  • Virginia Gazette 1736-1780
  • Virginia Herald 1787-1876 
  • Impartial Observer and the Rights of Man, 1811
  • Democratic Recorder 1842-1861
  • Weekly Recorder 1844-1847
  • Fredericksburg News 1847-1884
  • Weekly Advertiser 1853-1860
  • Fredericksburg New Era, 1865-1866
  • Christian Banner, 1850 and 1862
  • Fredericksburg Ledger, 1865-1874
  • The Free Lance 1885-1900
  • The Free Lance Star 1926-1928
  • Political Arena 1827-1841
  • Virginia Star, Fredericksburg Star, and Daily Star, 1877-1926
The site also has city directories, census stuff, tax lists, etc. - and all for free.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I will be doing some Virginia research here shortly, so appreciate knowing you are here. Thanks!

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially the Daily Themes.

Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)