1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 15, 2022 10:30 AM by Josette Schluter

    Seeking records of birth parents of Thomas Williams

    Charles Williams Newbie

      Seeking records of birth parents of Thomas Williams who was born in 1742, Hanover County, VA DAR # A126694. Some say they are Joseph Williams and Henrietta Jouett but I can't find proper confirmation.

        • Re: Seeking records of birth parents of Thomas Williams
          Josette Schluter Navigator

          Dear Mr. Williams,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Few births were recorded by civil authorities before 1853 in Virginia (it actually was not required until 1896). You may find documentation of births, and deaths in published genealogies, local histories, church records, and personal papers such as family Bibles. We also suggest that you contact the Library of Virginia, which has custody of many historic records from the colonial period in Virginia. These collections include wills and estate records from as early as 1633 and Family Bible records that may contain useful information.

           

          In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for Virginia Vital Records and Virginia, United States Genealogy may be helpful.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!