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Please note: Ancestry is only available in the library. Wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes US census records, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more.

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The main source of these obituaries is the Daily Press, which has been the City of Newport News’ local paper since 1898. The current obituary index covers 1898 through 1988. This index also covers obituaries from the Times-Herald from 1902 to 1915.

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Over 300,000 biographies on more than 200,000 people.

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Examine census data and search through genealogical books and magazines. Explore special resources devoted to African-Americans and to the Revolutionary War.

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Currently covers obituaries published in Williamsburg's Virginia Gazette from 1998-2009 and 1930-1937. Coverage will eventually span 1930 to the present.
 

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