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Fairfax County History

Virginia Room Research

The People of Virginia

African American History

  • African American Heritage in Virginia
    A tourism-friendly guide to African American heritage in Virginia since Jamestown. Includes historic landmarks, neighborhoods, and museums by region.
  • African American History Sites
    The Library of Virginia’s guide to research material regarding African American history in Virginia. Includes links to primary source material.

Native American Tribes in Virginia

Biography

  • Dictionary of Virginia Biography
    Search the DVB biographies with lists or by name, era, occupation, birthplace. Links to full-text articles are provided where available. Produced by the Library of Virginia. A reference copy of the DLB is available in the Virginia Room.
  • Famous and Historical Virginians
    Links to biographies of notable educators and inventors and historical Virginians from the colonial period through the 20th century. By the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
  • Presidents and First Ladies from Virginia

    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Dolley Madison
    • James Madison
      • The James Madison Papers
        The Library of Congress collection of 72,000 digital images of James Madison's political and personal papers.
      • James Madison's Montpelier
        Information on the Madisons and their home. Includes biographies and a special section for children.
    • James Monroe
    • John Tyler
      • Sherwood Forest Plantation
        John Tyler, the 10th president, and his home. The site includes a virtual tour and family tree information.
    • George Washington
      • George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
        The world's largest collection of Washington papers. Documents include letters, diaries, accounts, military and government records and reports. Also notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 to 1799. The collection is fully searchable by keyword.
      • Historic Mount Vernon
        Take an online tour of the home, grounds, and excavation sites. Learn about Washington and find out more about visiting Mount Vernon.
      • The Papers of George Washington
        The George Washington Papers project at UVA provides images, FAQs, maps, and all manner of information on Washington and his era.
    • Woodrow Wilson
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