Genealogy Roundtable 

meets on the 3rd Saturday

of the month at 1 pm. This   workshop is FREE but space

is limited therefore 

participants must RSVP to reserve a spot.  Please call 

Gina at 804-796-7131

to sign up. 

We follow the county's 

Covid-19 guidelines for everyone's safety.

Roundtable takes place at Historic Trinity Church 

10111 Iron Bridge Rd Chesterfield, VA 23832


The Genealogy


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 “~”.

Genealogy Research Requests

       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!

       There is a minimum NON-REFUNDABLE charge of $25.00 per research request.  Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted, if necessary, to discuss any additional anticipated charges depending on the time required to complete the research. Basic requests for births, deaths, and marriages are priced differently and the researcher will contact you.  


        Note that we do have some genealogy materials from other parts of Virginia and surrounding states in our library. Our library is open by appointment, 804- 796-7131.  Please do not hesitate to call with questions, 804- 796-7131.  


  • 1st)  Fill out the Genealogical Research Request form and submit by either:

  • MAILING: The Chesterfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832

  • EMAIL:

  • 2nd)  Payments can be made by:     

  • MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832

  • ELECTRONICALLY:  Through PayPal





Once payment and the research request form has been received, a researcher will contact you to confirm your payment has been received and that research has begun. ​ Every attempt will be made to transmit data electronically at no charge; if that is not possible, postage and copies are extra. 

The following county records can be researched by volunteers:

  1. Deeds                                   1749-1967

  2. Wills                                      1749-1994

  3. Marriage Register               1855-1896

  4. Judgments                           1930-1989

  5. Plats                                     Can be researched only if Book and Page are known, or listed in Deed      


The following books can also be researched:

  1. Marriages of Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1771-1854

  2. Cemetery books compiled by our Cemetery Committee:  

  3. Gone but Not Forgotten and Chesterfield Churchyards

Other files and collections in the library:

  1. Family History Folders

  2. Manuscript File

  3. Vertical Files

  4. Photograph Collection

  5. Maps

  6. Veteran Database

Genealogy Research Library Book Title List  

The genealogy committee is updating our library textbook logging system.  If you need information, we can still help.  Please call Angie at 804-796-7131. 



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.  


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