The first permanent European settlement in Virginia was Jamestown in 1607. These settlers were called the Virginia Company of London, and in 1609 received a charter. In 1624, the Virginia Company was dissolved when it became a royal colony. French Huguenot and German settlers arrived in Virginia by the mid-18th century. Virginia was one of the originial 13 colonies of the United States.
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- A Guide to Episcopal Church Records in Virginia by Edith F. Axelson, (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1988).
- Colonial Churches in Virginia by Henry Irving Brock, (Richmond: The Dale Press, 1930).
- Virginia's Mother Church and the Political Conditions Under Which it Grew by George MacLaren Brydon, 2 Vols., (Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 1947-1952). Also available digitally on Archive.org
- History of the Lutheran Church in Virginia and East Tennessee by C.W. Cassell, (Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing house, 1930).
- A Guide to Church Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library by Jewell T. Clark, (Richmond: VSL, 1981).
- Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia: with Pictures of Each Church, (1907. Reprint. Fort Wayne, IN: Allen County Public Library, 1990).
- The Colonial Church in Virginia: With Biographical Sketches of the First Six Bishops of the Diocese of Virginia, and Other Historical Papers, Together with Brief Biographical Sketches of the Colonial Clergy of Virginia by Edward Lewis Goodwin, (Milwaukee: Morehouse Publishing Co., 1927).
- A Guide to Bible Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library by Lyndon H. Hart, (Richmond: VSL, 1985).
- Colonial Churches of Tidewater, Virginia by George Carrington Mason, (Richmond: Whittet and Shepperson, 1945).
- Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, Reprinted with Digested Index and Genealogical Guide Compiled by Jennings Cropper Wise by William Meade, 2 Vols., (1857, 1910. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).
- The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers by Jay Worrall, Jr., (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1994).
- Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (1652-1879) by William P. Palmer, 11 Vols., (Richmond: n.p., 1875-1893).
- Colonial Records of Virginia, (1874. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964). Available digitally at Archive.org
- Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia (1680-1775) by Virginia Council, 6 Vols., (1925. Reprint. Richmond: VSL, 1966-1978).
- The Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1619-1776 by John Pendleton Kennedy and Henry Reed McIlwaine, 13 Vols., (1905-1915. Reprint. Richmond: VSL and Scholarly Resources, 1985).
- An Introduction to the Records of the Virginia Company of London, with a Bibliographical List of the Extant Documents by Susan Myra Kingsbury, (1905. Reprint. Fort Wayne, IN: Allen County Public Library, 1990).
- The Laws of Virginia: Being a Supplement to Hening's Statutes at Large, 1700-1750 by Waverly K. Winfree, (Richmond: VSL, 1971).
- Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia: 1620-1632, 1670-1676 by H.R. McIlwaine, (1924. Reprint. Richmond: VSL, 1979).
- The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1689 by Warren M. Billings, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975). Can be borrowed digitally on Archive.org.
- Personal Names in Hening's Statutes at Large of Virginia, and Shepherd's Continuation by Joseph J. Casey, (1896. Reprint. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1977). Available digitally on Archive.org.
- The Records of the Virginia Company of London by Susan Myra Kingsbury, 3 Vols., (Washington, DC: GPO, 1906-1935).
- Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in the Year 1619 by William Waller Hening, 13 Vols., (1819-1823. Reprint. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1969).
- Virginia Colonial Decisions: The Reports by Sir John Randolph and Edward Barradall of the Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741'' by R.T. Barton, 2 Vols., (Boston: n.p., 1909).
- Virginia Company of London, 1607-1624 by Beverley Fleet in Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Series 2. Vol. 3, (Washington, DC: L.O. Duvall, 1955).
- Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants (1623-1749) by Nell Marion Nugent, 5 Vols., (Richmond: Dietz Printing Co., VSL, Virginia Genealogical Society, 1934, 1963, 1977-1979, 1994).
- Mother Earth: Land Grants in Virginia, 1607-1699 by W. Stitt Robinson, (Williamsburg, VA: 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957).
- Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants by G.E. Gray, 4 Vols., (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987-1993).
- The William Blathwayt Papers at Colonial Williamsburg, 1661-1772, (Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1989, film 1843294). The original papers in this collections are located at the PRO in Kew, Surrey, England.
- ↑ Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 475. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
- ↑ Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998