The following links contain related, informative and interesting information and are listed in no particular order.

Graveyard Tombstones Inscriptions Explained . . .

Virginia Deptment of Historic Resources

Past Made Present


When you open the link on each cemetery in the link below, there is great information from the 1937 time frame

Isle of Wight County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies | Learn |

Thanks Ms. Loomis and Students:

The link below was provided by a teacher and her young students who are involved in genealogy. It is an excellent link and adds much to the other links on this website.

 A Guide to the Isle of Wight County (Va.) Records, 1754-1956 Isle of Wight County (Va.) Records, 1754-1956 1114767

Very useful ancestral information ... outstanding links !

Isle of Wight County Virginia Ancestral Trackers Obituaries

Grave Memorial

Isle of Wight County, VA USGenWeb Archives

Tombstone Transcription Project

Search Isle of Wight County records

Historic Structures in danger ... article from Suffolk News Herald


Historic Windsor Castle ... Interesting and Informative . . .



Amazing photos from 'back in the day'. This site contains excellent quality old Kodachrome photographs, mostly taken during WWII era. Quite nostalgic and beautiful . . .

The Virginia Historical Society is pleased to have you use our genealogical resources. It should be noted, however, that the principal center for genealogical research in Virginia is the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond. County records (including wills, deeds, and marriage bonds), military service records, church records, Land Office records (patents and grants), and tax records are located there. The Library of Virginia also has census records and large collections of genealogical notes and charts. Nevertheless, the VHS does have numerous materials helpful to genealogists, such as genealogical notes and charts, family papers, Bible records, county histories, and census records. It should be noted that most of our collections have not been digitized and thus are not available for viewing online. Please note that we have closed stacks. This means that researchers must fill out call slips in order to request and examine materials from the library collections.

Owners of old Virginia houses and commercial buildings, and historians of church3es and school, others want to learn more about the history of their property but are not sure how to do about it. Some are content just to satisfy their curiosity, while others hope to get the property listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The National Park Service publication titled National Register Bulletin 39: . . .

Historical Society move was sound . . .

The Isle of Wight Historical Society wisely concluded that, while the Charles Driver Jordan House should certainly be preserved, it is outside the society's ability to undertake the task . . .

Historic Jordan House up for Sale ... Smithfield Times article

The IWCHS has reluctantly come to the conclusion that they can no longer pursue the restoration of the Jordan House and have turned it back to the owners Henry Morgan and Richard Turner. The hope still is that someone will buy the property, move and restore the house or use the massive structural timbers, flooring, and the massive curved staircase in another project.

Historic Tour Operators, Walking Tours, Excursions, and Services in the United States and Canada

The Historic Tours directory lists historic and cultural tour guides, excursions and heritage tourism services in the United States and Canada. Tours listed provide an excellent opportunity to discover history in your area and across North America. Please contact each group directly for information about their services, fees, routes, etc.

 Isle of Wight County, Virginia Genealogy | Learn |

Find Your Family: Helpful Tips for Genealogical Research

Genealogy research offers tons of information on deceased and living relatives. Most people can locate long lost ancestry by using some or all of the following tools. Oral history from living relatives enables researchers to collect basic information while more advanced tools like county records often contain in depth information and records. All of these tools and techniques can be combined to give the most in depth and factual genealogy. 

Local historian Bruce Saunders has been getting obituaries from the Tidewater News, from 1906 to 1926 so far. Early newspaper years were very limited. Some of these �donated� obits came from Marion Watson and Lucy Garnet�s collection. More contributions are welcome . . . Bruce Saunders  562-4403

 Isle of Wight obits

 Nansemond County obits

Southampton County obits

USGenWeb Project

"The USGenWeb project is a loosely organized group of volunteers working to create a center for  genealogical research for every county in the United States. USGenWeb is not a commercial enterprise and information found on these pages is freely available to the public."

"Before You Go" ... a tribute to our older military veterans

We are told that this nation is losing our older veterans (WWII, Korea) at the rate of 2000 each day. The link above will take you to a page that explains how the commemorative music and lyrics came about as a memorial to those veterans ... the link on that page will take you to the actual web site . . .

Brantley Association

Welcome to The Brantley Association of America. The Association, a family organization founded by Ken Brantley, is dedicated to genealogical and historical research on the Brantly or Brantley surname, primarily throughout the United States.

The Association has three primary goals:

1: To connect the various Brantley lines to our common ancestor, Edward.
2: To provide Association members with a central organization to exchange genealogical data on the Brantley family.
3: To preserve records dealing with Brantley persons.

Isle of Wight County, Virginia Genealogical Records Information

A great source of information about the great state of Virginia, including much information on Isle of Wight County courthouse records.

Help Find A Relative

This person has a desire to find her possible relative(s) in Isle of Wight County ... read her email and if you have any information that may help, contact her directly at the email address below the article.

Code of Virginia Laws Regarding Cemeteries

The above link was extracted from a web site that is attempting to document cemeteries in Albermarle and Amherst Counties.

The Town of Zoo-Nye (Zuni) History

An extensive effort by Jane March (and assisted by Anne Marie Piland) has uncovered some very interesting history about this small town and its inhabitants on the banks of the Blackwater River and straddling US highway # 460.

Isle of Wight Tourist Guide

Isle of Wight tourist guide caters for all the tourist needs on the Isle of Wight. It is an extensive guide for all tourism and leisure activities.

Sacred Texts

Welcome to the largest freely available archive of full-text books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.

National Register of Historic Places

Garden Club of Virginia

Smithfield Isle of Wight Tourism

Town of Smithfield

Library of Virginia

APVA (Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities)

Another site devoted to tombstone transcriptions ... very informative.



This very informative site displays current and useful information about Smithfield, VA.

The link below gives an abstract on the life of Francis Boykins (the man) and his contribution to Isle of Wight County History.

Isle of Wight County cemeteries that have been transcribed by members of the Southampton County Historical Society.

Illustrated history of the Smithfield Ham, as well as recipes, and interesting memorabilia of the Smithfield area.

Welcome to GHOTES (Genealogy & Historie Of The Eastern Shore) of Virginia. 
Dedicated to the families and lovers of the Eastern Shore everywhere

Southampton County Cemetery Project

These files are the property of The Southampton County Historical Society and may be copied for non commercial purposes but may not be reproduced for commercial use. This project was compiled by Bruce Saunders from data received from numerous individuals. Any information you may have to share will be greatly appreciated (Bible records and other genealogical information).

The title of this site reads, "History House .. an Irreverent History Magazine". It gives a slightly different twist on history as we have learned it ... some interesting reading contained within . . .

Best of History Web Sites (BOHWS) is an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. BOHWS contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more throughout its pages.

A very informative walking tour guide to the historical attractions in and around Smithfield as well as a brief history of Smithfield.

"Great American Speeches brings immediacy and drama to history and should draw new generations into a better understanding of the past -- and the past, as we all know, is a prologue to the future."
                ... Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Great Speeches of Great Americans

Are you curious (or furious) about how your tax dollars are spent? The link below contains a plethora of information about the national debt and how it is affecting the future of our children, grandchildren, etc. A very interesting and informative place to visit . . .

Is your computer running rather sluggishly (or not running at all) and takes what seems forever to accomplish a simple task? This link will take you to a site that may offer some help and hints to perk up your computer . . .

Records for 3,897,472 cemetery records across 8,375 cemeteries from around the world.

The stated purpose of this site is to provide an African American Museum of public education, preserve the history, the monuments, the artifacts and the legacy of African Americans in the Town of Smithfield and Isle of Wight county.

For a delightful place to stay in Smithfield, that includes a bed & breakfast, business lodging, and beautifully maintained turn-of-the-century home, try Mansion-on-the-Main in the heart of downtown.

The link below gives one access to a history of the Fulgham family, a prominent family in Smithfield.

A new inn in town ... The Hampton Inn

Here at the Hampton Inn & Suites Smithfield, we're passionate about taking good care of you. That's why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional. Whether you're planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child's sporting group, we're delighted to offer you easy planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized. Come see why we love having you here!

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