Geographic Region

TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FAMILIES is concerned with the area of Virginia north of the James River and east of the Fall Line, represented by the following counties: Caroline, Charles City, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, Warwick, Westmoreland and York.

This is an area that was the early home of many families who migrated South and West in America. Many of these counties are also known as burned record counties whose early records were destroyed. Tidewater Virginia Families tells you how and where to search in these counties.