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This website from the Library of Virginia (State Archives) explains early land records in that state.
Dear Ms. Stymerski,
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Virginia is a state-land state in which property has been distributed by the colony or state rather than the federal government. Therefore, we suggest that you contact the Library of Virginia to search for colonial and later land grant records. As the previous poster suggested, the web pages About the Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grant and Surveys may be relevant to your research.
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