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Genealogical Research

An overview of resources available at Swem Library for Genealogists along with ideas for other places to conduct research in the area.

Obituaries from Local/Regional Sources

  • Virginia Gazette Obituary Index with links to articles; created by the Williamsburg Regional Library.  Includes obituaries published in Williamsburg's Virginia Gazette from 1930 to the present. 
  • Daily Press Obituary Index.   Covers 1898-1988. Compiled by the Newport News, Virginia, Public Library.