Newport News Research
2. We have the following registers on microfilm for you to view in the Virginiana Room:
|Births:||Warwick County||1895 - 1854|
|Newport News||1890, 1896|
|Newport News||1896-1926 & 1927-1935|
|Deaths:||Warwick County||1853-1896 (missing 1855, 1860-1865, 1867-1870, 1873, 1881-1982)|
3. All counties and cities for this time period are available within Virginia through interlibrary loan from the Library of Virginia at no cost. If you want to request an interlibrary loan through us, you need to have a Newport News library card.
DRIP (Death Records Indexing Project) - sponsored by the Virginia Genealogical Society and made available online via the Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program. This project is still in process - but there are several counties already available. Check it out!
For 1896-1912 births, marriages, and deaths in Warwick County and city of Newport News contact:
Newport News Health Department
Vital Statistics & Records
416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: (757) 594-7314
MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN MEMORIAL ROOM
Main Street Library
110 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601
Mon - Fri: 10-6 | Sat: 10-2 |
Sun: By Appointment
The Martha Woodroof Hiden Memorial Collection was dedicated on May 27, 1976, at the West Avenue Public Library. Mrs. Hiden was a member of Newport News Public Library, Inc., and had served on its board since 1917. Although the books for Virginiana were assembled over a 50-year period by this private corporation, Mrs. Hiden donated much of her private library and worked tirelessly to have the collection become one of the finest sources for genealogy and history in the state.
Today, the Virginiana Collection contains books, manuscripts, maps, periodicals, photographs, and microfilm on the history of Newport News and Virginia. A large variety of genealogical resources is available to assist researchers. The FamilySearch computerized genealogy program developed by the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is especially valuable to those patrons needing to search nationally and internationally.
The Martha Woodroof Hiden Memorial Collection moved from the West Avenue Library to the Main Street Library in February of 1996. The new Martha Woodroof Hiden Memorial Room is climate-controlled to better protect the many resources contained there. The Collection was rededicated on April 14, 1996.