WELCOME TO THE SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA WEBSITES;
Bruce P. Saunders (Mrs. Carl R. Saunders)
I live in Franklin, Va.
Member of Southampton Historical Society
Member of Suffolk - Nansemond Historical Society
I answer genealogy inquires for Franklin/ Southampton, and Suffolk/ Nansemond County, Va.
All obituaries are from The Tidewater News, Franklin, Southampton County, Va.
We digitized all of the Southampton Courthouse books from 1749 to 1880 and indexed them with every man, woman, child and place mentioned. This was done by Ken Brantley of the Georgia Brantley Association with help from volunteers.
If this gets moved it will also remain FREE to us through the Southampton County website. Http://www.southamptoncounty.org/
CSA records and cemeteries for Suffolk/Nansemond. Additions are Welcome.
I'll be glad to send any links not working. Don't use this site for Southampton or Franklin cemeteries.!!
We have a genealogy website with over 350 members, you can post pictures, questions and more to the Group. I also post new sources for the area and when we're going to have meetings.
The Surname List on this site shows who is working on what families and is a great place to find cousins and share genealogy. FREE always.
I've started putting old obituaries on-line, so far over 4600. These are coming from the Tidewater News, Suffolk News Herald and the Virginian Pilot. I've been asked not to put anything newer than 1990. I have or can get most of those as well for the Virginian Pilot or Tidewater News.
From the Tidewater News, I've done from 1906 - 1955 (many early years have missing dates) I've also done 1960-1962, 1965-1971, 1980-1983 and 1987 not all are posted yet but send me an email for any not posted.
Additions are welcome. This is an on-going project. MATT HARRIS is our webmaster Zoobug64@aol.com
Bookmark the state or county sites for easy reference:
Franklin/ Southampton County, Va.
Suffolk/ Nansemond County, Virginia
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY
Isle of Wight County records at Family Search (new as of Winter of 2012 - not indexed)
Some of the obit have spilled into other areas:
Surry County, Virginia
Sussex County, Virginia
Greenville County, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Southampton Marriage Registers (after Book 6 on the Brantley project - White only)
Book 7 (1890 - 1893)
Book 8 (1893 - 1896)
Book 9 (1896 - 1899)
Book 10 (1899 - 1902)
Book 11 (1902 - 1904) Not available at the Library of Virginia
Book 12 (1904 - 1907)
Book 13 (1907 - 1909)
Book 14 (1910 - 1912)
Book 15 (1912 - 2/1915)
Book 16 (1915 - 5/1917)
Book 17 (1917 0 1920)
Southampton County Historical Society - cemetery records of Southampton and Suffolk/ Nansemond, old Quaker records, military links and Confederate Veterans list - Cliff Hedgepeth webmaster
ISLE OF WIGHT CEMETERY RECORDS AND MORE ARE ON-LINE
Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society also have a website
Hertford County, North Carolina
I've put over 250 Bible records on-line as well at the Library of Virginia. They also have the Southampton County Death records, census and CSA military cards.
http://www.LVA.virginia.gov/ See site index at the bottom of the first page.
If you like to join the Southampton Historical Society for just $15 a year. Send your check, made out to the Southampton County Historical Society, to Mr. Don Richards, at Richwood Graphics, 213 N. Main St., Franklin, Va. 23851 with all the particulars.
We're always trying to locate more family cemeteries, let me know of any we don't have please. I'm trying to identify everyone in our local cemeteries with Full names, parents and spouses Full names, if you can help with even one at the time I would appreciate it. I also collect local Bible records - keeping one copy local and sending one copy to the Library of Virginia.
Let me know if I can help you and please send me your name and address and who you're working on.
Thanks, Bruce Saunders
Monitor of the Southampton County Yahoo Group's website and cemetery recorder.