Historic Jamestowne has new winter hours for the opening of the entrance gate. From December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 the entrance gate will open at 8:45 am. Please note that fishing in no longer allowed any where on the Island.
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?
Before the English arrived in Virginia in 1607, one of Powhatan’s priests predicted that he and the Powhatan people would be conquered by a people who came from the east.