Buena Vista (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy
|Buena Vista, Virginia|
|— Independent City —|
County Information[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The City of Buena Vista is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was originally named Mahonville after James and Martha Mahon who left many descendants, some of whom still live in the area. In 1879 the citizens voted to rename the town Buena Vista (Spanish for "beautiful view").
Courthouse[edit | edit source]
For additional records, see Rockbridge County, Virginia.
History[edit | edit source]
For a brief history, see About Buena Vista on Buena Vista's website.
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Green Hill Cemetery was acquired by the city in 1953 and has become known as a place of beauty.
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Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries
- Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
- FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.
Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).