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Works under MDS 975.56
- Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest by Barbara J. Heath
- Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World by Charles D. Thompson Jr.
- Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia (A Nation Divided) by Jeffrey W. McClurken
- History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia by Virginia G. Pedigo
- The Beale Treasure New History of a Mystery: History of a Mystery by Peter Viemeister
- Marriages of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1746-1853 by Emma Robertson Matheny
- The Battle of Piedmont and Hunter's Campaign for Staunton: The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign (VA) (Civil War Sesquicentennial) by Scott C. Patchan
- Abstracts of Pittsylvania County Virginia Wills 1767-1820 by Lela C. Adams
- Genesis of a Virginia Frontier: The Origins of Franklin County, Virginia, 1740-1785 by T. Keister Greer
- Danville (VA) (Images of America) by Todd McGregor Yeatts
- Lynchburg: A City Set on Seven Hills (VA) (Making of America) by Clifton Potter
- The Old German Baptist Brethren: Faith, Farming, and Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge by Charles D. Thompson Jr.
- The death register of Henry County, Virginia, vol. II 1875-1896. by Anne Vestal-Miller
- A History of Halifax County, Virginia by Wirt Johnson Carrington
- Pittsylvania County, Virginia, inventories & accounts current, 1770-1797 by Lucille C. Payne
- Tombstone inscriptions of the cemeteries of Patrick County, Virginia by O. E. Pilson
- Pittsylvania's Nineteenth-Century Grist Mills by Herman Melton
- Lynchburg, Virginia: The First Two Hundred Years 1787-1986 by James M Elson
- Early Wills of Mecklenburg County, VA, 1765-1799 by Katherine B. Elliott
- Henry County Virginia Will Abstracts, 1777-1820 by Lela C. Adams
- Footprints from the old survey books of Halifax & Pittsylvania counties in Virginia by Roger C Dodson
- History of Patrick County, Virginia by Patrick County Historical Society
- Parker's History of Bedford County, Virginia by Lula Eastman Jeter Parker
- History of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Herbert Clarence Bradshaw
- History of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Charles Edward Burrell
- Danville in the Civil War (Virginia regimental histories series) by F. Lawrence McFall
- NORTH CAROLINA A Blessing Shared by Chip Henderson
- Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A Brief History by Larry G. Aaron
- Bedford County (VA) (Images of America Series) by Ben Martin
- Old Homes and Families in Nottoway by W. R. Turner
- Lunenburg County road orders, 1746-1764 by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett
- Images of Martinsville, Virginia by Thomas D. Perry
- Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Early Settlers, Vol II by Katherine B. Elliott
- Lynchburg (Virginia): A Pictorial History by Richard B. Loyd
- Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865 by Ted Delaney
- Greater Lynchburg: The Real Virginia by Debbie Nuri
- Campbell Chronicles & Family Sketches by Ruth Hairston Early
- The marriage register of Henry County, Virginia, vol. II 1879-1893 by Anne Vestal-Miller
- Southside Virginia: Echoing through History by Herman Melton
- Around the bend : sharing some of the three centuries of events along the James River at Big Island, Virginia. by Virtley Stephenson. Freeman
- Abstracts of Order Book "O", Patrick County, Virginia, June 1791-August 1800 by Lela C. Adams
- Buckingham County by E. Renee Ingram
- The Beale Papers, Containing Authentic Statements Regarding the Treasure Buried in 1819 and 1821 Near Bufords, in Bedford County, Virginia (Dodo Press by Thomas Beale
- Appomattox County History and Genealogy by R Nathaniel Featherston
- The Old German Baptist Brethren : faith, farming, and change in the Virginia Blue Ridge by Charles D. Thompson Jr. (director)
- Remembering Lynchburg and Central Virginia: Articles from the News & Advance by Darrell Laurant
- Abstracts of deed books III & IV of Henry County, Virginia, August 1784 through June 1792 by Lela C. Adams
- Halifax county, Virginia marriages 1756-1800 plus parent's consents. by Joan Colbert Gioe
- Patrick County, Virginia deed index abstracts, 1791-1850 by Barbara C. Baughan
- Abstracts of wills, inventories & accounts: Patrick County, Virginia, 1791-1823 by Lela C. Adams
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