Genealogy Research Services – NOT PRESENTLY BEING OFFERED
[We hope to be able to resume this service in mid-2019.]
Upon request, the Genealogy Committee will conduct family research of a limited scope at the Shenandoah Room, the local history resource at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.
If the family being searched was in the county from about 1772, the sources searched are marriage records, deed and minute book abstracts, will abstracts from 1772 to 1850, tombstone records and obituary records. There is an extensive microfilm collection that includes original marriage bonds and ministers returns, land tax and personal property tax records from 1782 to 1850, local newspapers, some church records, Shenandoah County US census records and some VA & WV census records. There are limited records from neighboring Frederick, Page, Rockingham and Warren counties.
In addition, old deeds, wills and appraisals can be digitally photographed at the courthouse and emailed.
Charges, for a 1-family surname search are:
2-hour genealogy research search: $30.00 [$15 per hour if more time required]
• $1.00 per page photographed and emailed
• $.50 per page for copy from microfilm
• $.25 per page for copies of pages from books
• There will be postage fee added for extra weight
Requests should be sent to:
P.O. Box 506
Edinburg, VA 22824
Enclose a check or money order for $30.00, payable to SCHS to start the search
Additional information required:
To request a 2-hour search please give as much information as you have on that person. If possible include person’s name, date of birth, date of death, marriage date, spouse’s name/maiden name, children’s names and any other pertinent information. Try to be specific about what information you seek.
If any information is located, copy fees request will be sent along with the research information.