Piedmont Virginia Digital History: The Land Between the Rivers
Search using this query type:

Search only these record types:

Advanced Search (Items only)

Resources for Will the Stones Whisper Their Names?

Ionia Slave Burial Site1.jpg

Dublin Core


Resources for Will the Stones Whisper Their Names?


Documenting and Researching African-American Burial Sites


Virginia Department of Historic Resources Cemeteries Page Online

Cemetery GeoForm online

The Excel worksheets available here are best viewed by downloading them and then accessing the information, as they have thousands of lines each. They are transcribed from originals created in the Louisa County Clerk's office and now kept in the state archives at the Library of Virginia. Birth and Death records began to be kept by the Clerk in 1853 and stopped being kept locally in 1896 per the Virginia legislature. The Birth records were transcribed by Louisa County Historical Society volunteers from microfilmed copies available online thru the links embedded in the file. Death records were transcribed and provided by the Library of Virginia, to whom we are deeply grateful for their effort to put their online records into this format.

The African American Marriages of Louisa County is a working draft of transcriptions by the Louisa County Historical Society volunteers. We will be adding the names of parents of bride and groom over the next few months to allow family groups to be reconstructed. If you see errors in transcription, please send a note with the sheet you are viewing and line number and the names you need to correct as clearly described as you can to louisahistory@verizon.net and we will note your correctly accordingly.

You can access the Cemetery Registration GeoForm here, as well as other maps such as the 1863 map overlaid on modern satellite imagery. This can be helpful in seeing who lived on the property where a cemetery is locates and can be a clue as to whose wills, death and birth reports, etc. may be relevant sources of information.


Louisa County Historical Society