every 1st and 3rd Saturday.
at 1-3 PM
Please join us for a
Historic Trinity Church
10111 Iron Bridge Rd Chesterfield, VA 23832
The Genealogy Committee
Family History Files
Names of Chesterfield County Families collected by the Chesterfield Historical Society
These files may contain genealogical charts, correspondence, and other pertinent information about many Chesterfield families. Records of familieswho settled in Chesterfield prior to 1815 are indicated with “~”.
Thank you for the opportunity to assist you in your research on a person,
place, or event in Chesterfield County’s rich history. As the birthplace of
the second permanent English settlement, the first hospital, major coal mines,
ironworks, tobacco farming, and many other significant events,
we have a history we are proud to share!
Please note that there is a minimum charge of $25.00 per research request.
Copies and postage are extra. Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted to discuss the request and anticipated charges. Simple lookups
for births, deaths, and marriages are priced differently; the researcher
will contact you. Please note that we have resources for Virginia and
surrounding states in our genealogy library. This library is open by
appointment. You can fill out a research request form and main it
The Chesterfield Historical Society., 10111 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832 by calling 796-7156 or email it to
Genealogy Research Library Book Title List
The genealogy committee has a separate research library that covers areas
and states outside of Chesterfield County. The button below will
download a searchable PDF with a list of titles and authors available.
THE GUIDE TO THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (VA.),
LISTS OF TITHABLES, 1747-1821.
Here is a copy of the 1747 List of Tithables of those residents who would be living in Chesterfield County in 1749 when the county was created. This is from the Library of Virginia page: " The noun "tithable" when it appears in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century records of Virginia refers to a person who paid, or for whom someone else paid, one of the taxes that the General Assembly imposed for the support of the civil government in the colony." The original list, conserved with assistance by the Chesterfield Courthouse Chapter NSDAR, is at the Library of Virginia.
Below is an additional link that we hope you find useful.