Alleghany Historical-Geneological Society – The Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society was formed in late 1978. It provides genealogical and historical resources for Alleghany County, North Carolina. The Society has also established a museum of historical artifacts including photographs, furniture, and aboriginal artifacts. Bland County Historical Society – The Bland County Historical Society provides historical and genealogical resources for Bland County, Virginia. It is located in the “old jail building” in Bland. Carrol County Historical Society – The Historical Society in Carrol County provides access to information relating to the county’s Natural History, Settlements, Goverment, Military History, and to historical information relating to the county’s Economic and Cultural development. Grayson County Heritage Foundation – The Grayson County Heritage Foundation has been established to promote, preserve, and educate the cultural and family heritages of Grayson County, Virginia. Grayson County Tourism– A link to Grayson County’s tourism website. Kegley Library, Wytheville Community College Library & Learning Resource Center- The F. B. Kegley Library is a special collection of local history and genealogical materials in the WCC Library. The original collection, bequeathed by F. B. Kegley in 1968, contained books, pamphlets, clippings, census reports, family papers, W. P. A. documents, newspapers, journals, and maps. Since the collection was acquired by the college, many items have been added to it including books, maps, cemetery records, microfilm copies of local newspapers, census reports, court records, photographs, and manuscripts. Additionally, the extensive collections of historians Mary B. Kegley and Dr. W. R. Chitwood, Sr. have been added. New River Notes – This is Jeff Weaver’s historical resources site for the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia. The Historic Marker Database – There are countless thousands of great stories marked by markers. Many of these markers are included in this database. The Library of Virginia – The Virginia state library and archives has an online catalog of material about Grayson County and surrounding counties. The site has a full catalog of over 4,000 items that include the words “grayson county” and a microfilm listing of Grayson County records. This site also offers Out of the Box, a weekly blog that shares images, documents, and stories. The Virginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) – This webiste is an independent center within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. VCDH is home to a number of digital projects spanning the range of American history, from the Jamestown settlement, to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights movement. The Virginia Historical Society – This online database contains Virginia slave names and personal information about enslaved Virginians gleaned from some of the more than eight million processed manuscripts in VHS collections. Wythe County Genealogical & Historical Association– This website offers resources for genealogical and historical researching the Wythe County, Virginia area. Wythe Grayson Library – The Wythe Grayson Library System provides volumes of material regarding Grayson County families, vital statics, county history, etc., as well as links to many genealogical sites. Civil War Related Resources: Walk in Their Footsteps – Follow a soldier’s footsteps using the database available in the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Commission’s interactive website. This resource can directly connect descendants with the places where their ancestors served and fought. 63rd Va Infantry/ 54th Va Infantry Descendants Association – The 63rd Virginia Infantry Regiment included soldiers from Grayson and Carroll Counties. Along with 54th Virginia Regiment, it provided assistance to the Confederate Army, serving under the Army of Tennessee. Both Regiment’s suffered many losses at the Battle of Chickamaugua, Georgia. The Descendants Associations is working to erect a monument in their honor at Chickamaugua National Park. The Civil War & the Andrew Porter Family of Grayson County – This is the story of Andrew J. Porter (1822-1888) from Grayson County, Virginia, his son Levi Porter (1845-1926) and son-in-law Isaac Newton Hunt (1847-1916) fighting for the Confederacy. This video contains several audio clips of Andrew Porter’s grandchildren telling the stories about their family in the war, and home life during the war.