Genealogical Publications and Family Newsletters

Genealogical Publications

and Family Newsletters

Many excellent genealogical and historical publications and family newsletters are available for those researching their family in Essex County, the Virginia Tidewater and the state of Virginia. I have listed in the Essex County Bibliography of Published Sources many articles on Essex County published in these magazines. Please contact me, Sue Wright, if you know of publications that should be added to this list.

Tidewater Virginia Families

Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy is owned and published by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis. Founded in 1992, the magazine explores the history and genealogy of the tidewater Virginia counties of Caroline, Charles City, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, Warwick, Westmoreland and York. Subscription rates and a table of contents for previous issues is available on the Tidewater Virginia Families webpage.

Tidewater Genealogical Society

The genealogical society for the tidewater area of Virginia, which includes Essex County. For more information on the society and their publications, visit the web page for the Tidewater Genealogical Society.

Magazine of Virginia Genealogy

The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, published quarterly by the Virginia Genealogical Society, includes record transcriptions, family histories and other articles of genealogical interest on the state of Virginia. Queries, book reviews, lists of recent acquisitions at the Library of Virginia and Virginia Historical Society, information on up-coming conferences, etc. are published bi-monthly in The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter. Membership in the Society is $27 per year for individuals and institutions and includes both publications, as well as discounts on the cost of Society publications and registration for Society conferences. Contact:

The Virginia Genealogical Society
5001 W. Broad St. #115
Richmond, VA 23203-3023

The Virginia Genealogist

The Virginia Genealogist is owned and published by John Frederick Dorman. Founded in 1957, this magazine publishes articles and record abstracts of genealogical interest covering the state of Virginia along with book reviews and queries. Two notable continuing series of this publication are the 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists by county and Local Notices from Early Virginia Newspapers. Issues are published quarterly in January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December. Subscriptions are $25 per year. Contact:

John Frederick Dorman, Editor
The Virginia Genealogist
Box 5860
Falmouth, VA 22403-5860

The Cauthorne-Brooks Beacon

Bessida Cauthorne White publishes a newsletter on these Essex County families on an irregular, sometimes quarterly basis. The newsletter is distributed free of charge.

Howerton Heritage

Bryan R. Howerton and John F. Howerton have been gathering Howerton family information for over 35 years with a database of over 16,000 linked individuals, which they will gladly search and answer queries about Howertons. The Web-site and Quarterly Newsletter is edited, published, and maintained by Wally Howerton.

Visit Howerton Heritage for past newsletters and other genealogy sources.

Good Ol' Mountain News

Lunsford (Luncford, Lunceford, Lundsford, Luntsford, Lonsford and other extinct variants) family newsletter. Irregulary published newsletter, free of charge. It is a group effort to do a world wide family tree on the Lunsford family. Visit the web site or contact: Terry Lunsford for more information.

Essex County VAGenWeb Page

This page was last updated 5/30/2004