Genealogy Societies & Groups

The Virginia Beach Genealogical Society has always supported the advancement of genealogical research and interest from our neighboring genealogical societies and local historical groups. Some of these include;

Virginia Genealogical Society

The Virginia Genealogical Society was formally organized in 1960. The mission of the Society has always been to promote and foster family history education, publish genealogical information, and share accumulated knowledge with anyone interested in learning about their heritage.  Along with regular monthly programs and yearly genealogical conferences.

Norfolk Historical Society

The society is a community-supported organization providing opportunities to learn about and participate in the rich history of the Norfolk, Virginia area. With partnerships with other local organization they actively promote the collection, interpretation, and preservation of  Norfolk, Virginia area history through educational programs, and preservation support.

Tidewater Genealogical Society

Located in the heart of the Tidewater area of Virginia.  The society was formally organized in 1969. Mr. Watson in whose honor the Society is named, authored a weekly genealogical feature from 1935, first for the Virginia Gazette of of Williamsburg, Virginia, and then for The Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia until 1988.

Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA)

The society promotes, fosters and encourages serious and accurate genealogical and historical research through many means which include instruction, seminars, workshops and field trips. Their diverse membership is comprised of family historians and certified genealogists from thirty-eight states. We seek to preserve the priceless heritage bequeathed to us by our ancestors.

Fairfax Genealogical Society

Located near Washington, DC. The society was formed to promote fellowship and cooperation between those that have come together to conduct genealogical research. Its aims are to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical information. This is done by having regular monthly meetings with speakers and yearly genealogical conferences where nationally recognized speakers present programs.

Family Reserach Center of Northeastern North Carolina

The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, Inc.  is a non-profit group  incorporated in 1992.  Their primary purpose is to collect, research, preserve, and exchange genealogical and historical information pertaining to the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans in North Carolina.

Albemarle Genealogical Society

The Albemarle Genealogical Society was founded in January 1982 to aid individuals in their genealogical research compiling their family history. The society serves Currituck and Dare Counties by gathering an interest in genealogical research with regular meetings and activity.

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