Home | Resources | Message Boards | Links


Although there are not a lot of them, these are a few resources that may help you with Goochland County, Virginia research.  The Chancery Court records at the Library of Virginia link here will only take you to the index.  The actual records must be obtained from the Library or through a paid researcher. However, they can prove to be extremely helpful as they may contain many original court and family papers.  I have found letters written by my ancestors, their old journals and things of that nature.  In summary, Chancery records involve court cases that had no cut and dry law to decide who was right and wrong.  Instead, an abundance of evidence had to be presented to the judge and he interpreted the law and how it applied to the case.

Like the 1909 Civil War Pension List below, feel free to submit any transcripts you make of large document groups or individual records. It can be anything from an entire marriage register to a single marriage bond.  The site will not grow without user submissions so feel free to send in what you can.  We also would love to start a section with old family photos from Goochland if anyone has some to send in to the site.  I personally do not have family from Goochland County so I do not have any photos to start off the page.

Chancery Cause Woodson v Josiah Leak
1909 Civil War Pension List for Goochland County

Goochland County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives

Chancery Court Records Index at the Library of Virginia

Goochland Bibles and Manuscripts Catalogue at the Library of Virginia

Research Help & Look-ups

If you have any generic genealogy questions or have questions about Virginia and its record holdings, feel free to send me an e-mail to the address below.  If I can answer your questions, I will try to do so within a reasonable period of time.  On occasion, I may be able to perform a few look-ups but they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  If anyone would like to volunteer to perform look-ups at the state archives or other repository, please let me know.  Also, if you own any Goochland-related books, you can offer to perform look-ups in that resource if you would like - just let me know.

Current offers:
"I own a copy of the Douglas Register.  I also have wills and deed 1728-1734 and Goochland county marriages 1733-1815.  And I have my own website and I'm the admin for ROOTSWEB Norfolk County and Princess Anne County if anyone needs a lookup.

Contact the administrator - Kevin Lett