Genealogical Research for a Jamestown Ancestor
Colonial National Historical Park - Historic Jamestowne does not do genealogical research. However, we do have recommendations for several sources which may assist you in your search for ancestors from Jamestown.
The following three sites may help you research your ancestor:
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
Library of Virginia
The following publications may also be helpful:
Brown, Stuart E. and Lorraine F. Meyers and Eileen M. Chappel. Pocahontas' descendants. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994.
Hotten, John Camden, editor. Original Lists of Persons of Quality 1600-1700. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980.
McGinnis, Carol. Virginia Genealogy: Sources and Resources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
Meyer, Virginia M. Adventures of Purse and Person: Virginia 1607-1624/5. Richmond, Virginia: Dietz Press, 1987 (third edition)
Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979.
Did You Know?
Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.