Barbara Vines Little

P.O. Box 1273
Orange, Virginia 22960

Phone: (540) 832-3473


Contact between 09:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time


Certified GenealogistSM


Fellow of the National Genealogical Society, 2011
Fellow of the Virginia Genealogical Society, 2010
National Genealogical Society Quarterly Award for Excellence, 2001
Honorary Life Member, Virginia Genealogical Society, 2000
Distinguished Service Award, National Genealogical Society, 1999
First-place NGS Newsletter Competition, (as co-editor) 1995, 1996
Certificate of Appreciation, Federation of Genealogical Societies, 1994


West Virginia
Manuscript records
Land platting
Problem solving


  • Born in Virginia: How Do I Find Him
  • Research in Virginia's Records and Repositories
  • Digging Deeper: What We Can Learn from Virginia's Colonial Land Patents
  • Identifying Women: The Ultimate Brick Wall
  • Femme Covert or Femme Sole: Women and the Law
  • Chancery Records: The Secrets They Hold; The Families They Reveal
  • Taxes: Milk Them for All They're Worth!
  • Using All the Census Data: Agricultural, Manufacturing, Population, Slave, Social
  • Taxes: Milk Them for All Their Worth
  • Re-creating Your Ancestor's Neighborhood
  • Teasing the Silent Woman from the Shadows of History
  • Chancery Records: The Secrets They Hold; The Families They Reveal
  • Numerous Virginia research topics Please contact for complete list.

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Audio taping for personal use permitted
    No video taping
    Camera-ready copy for handout material provided
    Will travel
    No home housing accepted
    All-day workshops available
    Request for lectures on specific topics will be considered and can often be provided

    Previous Engagements:

    National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States, 1993-2014
    Federation of Genealogical Societies, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
    Presentations in over 30 states
    Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research, 1996, 1998, 1999-2004
    Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University)2007-2012


    M. Ed., University of Virginia; worked with land platting since 1976; professional researcher since 1982; former president and director, National Genealogical Society; former president and governor, Virginia Genealogical Society; coordinator, Virginia track, Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, coordinator Track 2, Virginia Institute Genealogical Research; editor of the Virginia Genealogical Society's quarterly Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and former editor bimonthly Virginia Genealogical Society newsletter.

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