NNPL patrons have free access to Ancestry® Library Edition while using any Newport News Public Library computer or public Wi-Fi on their own device. From home, Ancestry.com is primarily a subscription database, but it also offers the search of many FREE databases as well.
Sponsored by the Virginia Genealogical Society and made available online via the Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program, over 60 volunteers are working to index 1853-1896 death registers. This project is still in process, but many counties are already available.
The WorldGenWeb Project is a genealogical organization dedicated to the free access of genealogical information by anyone in the world. Our mission is to have every country in the world represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their own country or who are familiar with their country's resources.
The primary geographical area of interest is Virginia, with emphasis on that part east of the Fall Line. The Society is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining interest in genealogical affairs through education and research programs designed to assist members in their search for ancestors.
The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960 to foster interest in genealogical, biographical, historical and heraldic research; to publish information pertaining to genealogy; and to share genealogical methods, techniques and knowledge among the members of the Society.
A chartered member of Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society and is also known as AAHGS-Hampton Roads. The VSBGR was formed to provide support for its members and others interested in knowing about their ancestry.
Resources include a list of over 70,000 links to genealogical resources on the Internet, informative news and articles on family history research, a guide to genealogical software, pages for posting research questions, a genealogical bookstore and a site to register your genealogical home page.