TIP OF THE WEEK – THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA’S ONLINE CATALOG
The Library of Virginia in Richmond holds and preserves all the records of the state of Virginia. Its library catalog is readily searchable online, and just as with familysearch.org, an increasing number of their records have been digitized and are accessible online.
For instance, searching under the Images and Indexes tab (see below) gives you a list of over thirty digitized, searchable collections, including Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants and Land Office Military Certificates; Henley’s Marriage/Obituary Index of Virginia Newspapers; and Virginia Land Office Patents and Claims, to name just a few.
To view this section of their catalog, go to their main web page: ( http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ ) and scroll down slightly till you see For The Public; click there (everything under that tab is worth exploring!) select Search the LVA Catalog. This opens a new page, with 4 tabs; click on Images and Indexes. Then select which collection(s) you’d like to search.