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Local History and Genealogical Research in the University Libraries: M. Maps, Directories, & Places

This guide includes resources available in Special Collections, Newman Library, and online that can aid in local genealogy research.

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Maps, Directories, & Places

See also the map collections in Newman Library and Special Collections. For Virginia maps, see also
Virginia Topographic Map Series Historical Call No.: G3881 C1 V57 Newman Microfilm

  • Gannett, A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia Call No.: F224 G19 1975 Newman 3rd floor
  • Geological Survey, Virginia Geographic Names Call No.: F224 V57 1981 Newman 3rd floor and Remote Storage (requires notice for retrieval)
  • “Maps Relating to Virginia in the Virginia State Library,” in the Virginia State Library Bulletin, v. 7/8 no. 2/3, pp.35-273 (194) Call No.: Z881 V81B Remote Storage (requires notice for retreival)
  • Sanchez-Saavedra, A Description of the Country: Virginia’s Cartographers and Their Maps: 1607-1881 Call No.: GA455 S26 Newman 3rd floor 
  • Topping, Approved Place Names in Virginia through 1969 Call No.: F224 A55 Newman 3rd floor 

Directories Online (Requires VT access)