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Archer, Gabriel
1969 [1607] Relatyon of the Discovery of Our River. In The Jamestown Voyages Under the First Charter, edited by Philip L. Barbour. 2nd series 136: 80-98.

Argall, Samuel
1904-1906 "A Letter of Sameul Argall touching his voyage to Virginia, and Actions there: Written to Master Nicholas Hawes." In Samuel Purchas, ed. Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes, Glasgow: James MacLehose and Son. 1904-1906

Barbour, Philip, editor
1986 The Complete Works of Captain John Smith. 3 Volumes. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.

Barbour, Philip, editor
1969 The Jamestown Voyages Under the First Charter 1606-1609, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969,Vols. I-II

Ben-Amos, Ilana Krausman
1994 Adolescence & Youth in Early Modern England, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994

Beverly, Robert
1947 The History and Present State of Virginia, ed. Louis B. Wright, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Billings, Warren
1990 Jamestown and the Founding of the Nation, Colonial National Historical Park.

Brown, Alexander
1890 The Genesis of the United States, Boston, Mass., 2 vols.

Coldham, Peter Wilson
1983 Bonded Passengers to America, Baltimore: Genealogical Publising Co., Inc.

Coldham, Peter Wilson
1984 English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609-1660, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Force, Peter, editor
1836-1847 Tracts and other papers, relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America, from the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1776, 4 vols. Washington, D.C.

Greer, George Cabell
1960 Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company

Haile, Edward
1998 Jamestown Narratives, Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony, Champlain, Virginia: Roundhouse, 1998

Hening, William Waller, editor
1809 The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia, From the First Session of the Legislature in the Year 1619, 13 vols. Richmond, New York, and Philadelphia, 1809.

Hotten, James Camden, editor
1983 The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Jester, Annie Lash
1987 Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5, Virginia M. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, eds., Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, Inc.

Kelso, William M.
1984 Kingsmill Plantations, 1619-1800, Archaeology of Country Life in Colonial Virginia, San Diego: Academic Press, Inc.

Kingsbury, Susan, editor
1906 The Records of the Virginia Company of London, Washington DC: The Government Printing Office.

Kukla, John
1981 Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1643-1776, Richmond, Virginia

Leonard, Cynthia Miller
1978 The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619-January 11, 1978, A Bicentennial Register of Members, Richmond, Virginia

McIlwaine, H. R., editor
1915 Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1619-1659/60, Richmond, Virginia.

Neill, Edward Duffield
1886 Va. Corolorum: the Colony Under the Rule of Charles the First and Second, A.D. 1625-A.D. 1685, Albany: 1886.

Nugent, Nell Marion
1974 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants Vol. 1, 1623-1666, Baltimore, Maryland: The Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Page, William, editor
1914 The Victoria County Histories, London: Constable and company, limited.

Percy, George
1910 [1608] Observations gathered out of A Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606, in Captain John Smith Works, Edward Arber, ed., Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1895.

Percy, George
1922 [1612] "A Trewe Relacyon," Virginia from 1609-1612. Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Geneological Magazine 3:259-282.

Spelman, Henry
[1613] Relation of Virginia in Edward Arber, ed., Captain John Smith Works, Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1895

Strachey, William
1953 [1612] The Historie of Travell Into Virginia Britania. Edited by Louis B. Wright and Virginia Freund. Hakluyt Society, London.

Strachey, William
1964 [1610] A True Reportory of the Wreck and Redemption of Sir Thomas Gates... In A Voyage to Virginia in 1609, Two Narratives, edited by Louis B. Wright, Charlottesville, VA : University Press of Virginia.

Swem, E.G.
1965 Virginia Historical Index, Gloucester, Mass., 2 Vols.

Tyacke, Sarah
1980 "English Charting of the River Amazon c. 1595-c. 1630", in Imago Mundi, Vol. 32.

Waters, Henry R.
1901 Genealogical Gleanings in England, Boston, Mass.

Wingfield, Jocelyn R.
1993 Virginia's True Founder: Edward-Maria Wingfield and His Times 1550-c.1614, Athens, GA: The Wingfield Family Society

Withington, Lothrop
1980 Virginia Gleanings in England, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 2003

Calendar of Virginia State Papers [Richmond, 1875-93], 11 volumes

Connecticut Historical Society

Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, [Richmond, 1919-52] 33vols.

The Business History Review

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography [Richmond, 1983-] 94 Vols.

William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 1st ser., Williamsburg: 1892-1919.

William and Mary Quarterly; A Magazine of Early American History, 3rd ser. Williamsburg, 1921-1943, 23 vols.

The William and Mary Quarterly; A Magazine of Early American History, 3rd ser. Williamsburg, 1944-, 43 Vols.

Sources for Biographical Information on the World Wide Web

The Historical Manuscripts Commission now has an online index of manuscripts searchable by subject and name. A result will give a brief description of the document and there is a link for ordering copies. The National Register of Archives is also a source for family paper collections and some records from county archives and the public records office.

The British Library offers an online public catalog for simple searching and ordering of documents from their extensive collections.

An online index of English parish registers holdings can be found at

Lambeth Palace is the historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the Church of England.

Guildhall Library -- This is the local record office of the city of London and its holdings. They hold records for the Diocese of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the city wards and parishes and 75 city livery companies.

The Corporation of London Record Office holds official archives of the City of London.

The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich has a search station with thematically arranged collections.

For information of family estates, English Heritage offers a public archive of English buildings and archaeology.

Most UK county archives offices have online web pages with databases containing individual surname research. These county sites provide links to county and church histories, parish and cemetary maps and other local information. The link to the international genealogical index can be found at this site.

Access to British online archives

The Society of Geneologists now offers a link to online transcripts of the Boyd's Marriage Index, covering 1538-1900, and the London Apprentice Registers. The site offers an overview of which counties are included in the database.

The Newberry Library holds in its collections over 17,000 genealogies which are noteworthy for coverage of colonial America. Their collections includes information on gentry and noble families of the British Isles.

The Virginia Colonial Records Project was initiated in the 1950s by the Virginia Historical Society, The University of Virginia Library, The Library of Virginia, and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It has an index to transcribed British, Irish, and French records dealing with the colony. The database can be searched online.

Records of the Library of Congress

The American Indian Resource Center

The Library of Virginia Online Catalog

The Virginia Historical Society Manuscript and Image Catalogs

The Brewers Company

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