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Genealogy - Reference Sources

Bockstruck, Lloyd D. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1988. ix, 443p.
The index contains reference to Rockingham County individuals. Augusta County entries should also be checked. Sections include individual Colonial wars, e.g. Dunmore' War, 1774, petitions, bounty land applications and warrants, etc.
1. Genealogy - Sources. 2. Rockingham County - History - Colonial period.
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Boyd-Rush, Dorothy. " A List of Free Negroes Residing in the North Western District of Rockingham County in the Year 1861." The Rockingham Recorder 3, no. 4 (April 1988): 27-29.
Sixty-one heads of families are listed along with their place of residence, occupation, and number of males/females in the family. A pencil drawing of a black male is included in this source material.
1. Afro-Americans - Sources.
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Good, Rebecca H. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: A Genealogical Guide. 3rd ed. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993. 154p.: maps. Bibliography: p. 125-148.
The chapter in this guide for Rockingham County includes a map showing key Harrisonburg research spots. The Court House and the several repositories of genealogical sources have entries which provide information on hours they are open, any charges, and major holdings.
1. Genealogy - Bibliography. 2. Genealogy - Sources.
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Good, Rebecca H., and Ebert, Rebecca A. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: A Genealogical Guide. Alexandria, Va.: Hearthside Press, 1988. 104p.: maps. Bibliography: p. 83-96.
This is a revised edition of Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, 1984. Arranged by county, there is an overview of the county's history along with information on the key sources of genealogical information in that county.
1. Genealogy - Sources. 2. Genealogy - Bibliography. 3. Rockingham County - Genealogy.
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Wardell, Patrick G., comp. Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records. 6 vols. BC holdings: vol. 1-2. EMU-HL holdings: vol. 1-4. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1988-1998.
Wardell has extracted these pension and bounty land warrants from National Archives records. The records are arranged alphabetically. Information varies but can include what county the person was from, age, children, parents, etc. An index also lists women (spouses, etc.).
1. Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 - Pensions. 2. Pensions - Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. 3. Genealogy - Sources.
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Wayland, John W. Virginia Valley Records: Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham County, Virginia and Related Regions (With Map). Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1996 reprint of the 1930 ed. 491p.: map.
See the compiler's 1989 Rockingham County bibliography entry #987-989 for earlier editions and reprints. Wayland records a series of miscellaneous sources that include Rockingham County material. Examples include: Rockingham Marriages 1795-1825; Rockingham landowners, 1789; Rockingham church records, 1756-1844; petitions to Richmond, 1778-1798; and some Rockingham wills.
1. Rockingham County - Genealogy. 2. Rockingham County - Sources. 3. Genealogy - Sources.
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