This exclusive dataset makes available the first 35 volumes of the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly
, (VGSQ), the quarterly publication of the Virginia Genealogical Society. From its inception the Virginia Genealogical Society publication policy has emphasized the presentation of manuscript records not readily available to the research public. Researchers will find tombstone and Bible records, military records, account books, tithable lists, unrecorded or lost wills and other records from burned counties, marriage records, tax lists, naturalizations, legislative petitions, order books, items showing migrations, chancery suits, rental lists and church records among the many records published in the past thirty-five years. Native Americans, African Americans, Germans, Huguenots, Baptists, Quakers and other ethnic groups are well represented. Material covers both the present state and the area that was once Virginia but is now Kentucky and West Virginia as well as that portion of Pennsylvania once called the District of West Augusta. The first thirty-five volumes (1963-1997) are available here. Inquiries regarding membership in the society or the availability of printed copies (volume 22-35 only) should be directed to the Virginia Genealogical Society, 5001 West Broad Street, Suite 115, Richmond, VA 23230 [ www.vgs.org].
The Virginia Genealogical Society, formed 7 October 1960, published several occasional bulletins between June 1961 and January 1963 when it began serial publication of the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin issued in January, April, July and October. This title ran for seven volumes in a format 8½ by 11 inches, mimeographed, corner-stapled. Volume VIII (1970) was renamed the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly. A magazine format, 6 by 9 inches, saddle-stitched, with text reproduced from typewritten copy, was adopted in 1971, running through Volume XVIII, followed by three volumes issued as The Quarterly of the Virginia Genealogical Society. The present title and publication sequence (February, May, August, November) were adopted in February 1984 (Volume XXII, No. 1). Since that date, the magazine has attained a printed page count of approximately 320 pages per volume, not counting its index.