Very helpful links/sources. Will be updated often!
- FamilySearch.org: LDS is digitizing their records. This is an incredible gift to all of us who wouldn’t otherwise have access. This is the link to US records.
- FamilyTreeDNA Campbell Spreadsheet: Results of various Campbell DNA participants and earliest known ancestor
- Find A Grave: Takes you to the search page.
- All PA Probate Records @ Family Search.org
- Franklin Co Wills: Gives Image Numbers and links for Campbell wills in Franklin County, PA
- PA State Archives: Well worth spending a few minutes getting acquainted with what is available. I’m still learning. Link their Digital collections here: Rev War, Civil War, etc
- PA Records at Footnote.com courtesy of the State Archives.
- The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society (hosted by Rootsweb): Not kidding, check out this page for a ton of records. Too many to list here but it’s the good stuff: orphan records, intestate records, church records etc.
PA Land Records: I wrote a post on how to search for land records in a semi-organized fashion as there is a head-spinning amount of information available.You can read it here:
Searching PA Land Records: All the links are included with suggestions on how to use them.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC – Home page linked) These folks maintain the bulk of records available in conjunction with the PA State Archives.
- All Land Records: My advice is to read this page in full to get familiar with what they have. I’ve only covered the bit I found most useful. Your results may vary.
- Copied Surveys, 1681-1912
- Warrant Registers, 1733-1957
- Patent Indexes 1684-(ca. 1957)
- Patent Tract Name Index
- Old Records: Old Rights Index For Bucks And Chester Counties, 1682-1740
- Old Records: Original Purchases Register 1682-1762
Maps: <—- Use this link to read about all the maps or go directly using the links below. Courtesy of PHMC.
More PA County Atlas Maps can be found at AncestorTracks.com
The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society (hosted by Rootsweb) This group is responsible for digitizing the Grantor/Grantee Indexes for Lancaster Co. Without these on-line indexes, the Deeds located at the Recorders Office would be worthless to most researchers unless they had access to the print version (which I don’t) – Thank you SLCHS!
Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster Co: Digitized Lancaster Co. Deeds from 1729 forward. Original Deeds if the land was sold by an individual (a few are transcribed in full and typed).
- Mercer Co, Ky GenWeb site: Great starting point for anything Mercer Co KY
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Lyman Chalkley Some AWESOME person pulled all the Campbell entries out of Chalkley and posted them. I have found records there I never found by searching the book version:
- Campbell only: Chalkley’s Chronicles Vol 1
- Campbell only: Chalkley’s Chronicles Vol 2
- Campbell only: Chalkley’s Chronicles Vol 3
- Book Version: Volume 1, Google Books
- Book Version: Volume 3, Google Books
- All Three Vol (Tedious but if you want to search in a time frame this is good)
- Chancery Records Search: Early original court docs on line and searchable
- Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys – A fully-searchable index to: land patents issued prior to 1779; land grants issued by the Virginia Land Office after 1779; grants issued in the Northern Neck from 1692-1862; and original and recorded Northern Neck surveys
- Virginia County Formation: Interactive by year
- Maps: Beverly Manor and Bordon including early settlers
- List of Baptisms by Rev. John Craig, Augusta Co, VA, 1740-1749, Published by L. B. Katke
- Ulster-Scots in Virginia From Pennsylvania to Shenandoah by Richard MacMaster: Great info on the settlements of Beverley Manor and Borden and how each of them came about.
Genealogies of “Black” David and “White” David Campbell of SW Virginia: This family is not connected through the Campbell name. They are connected via the wives of “White” David Campbell, who m. Mary Hamilton, and the wife of “Black” David, Jane Conyngham – half sister of Mary Hamilton.
- White David Campbell Genealogy Report: By Philip Norfleet.
- Black David Campbell Genealogy Report: By Philip Norfleet (See White David Above)
- Chart Depicting the “connection” between the families of “White” David and “Black” David through their wives. Courtesy of Philip Norfleet
- Historical sketches of the Campbell, Pilcher and kindred families; (1911); Margaret Pilcher. NOTE: There are some errors in her work as shown by Norfleet however she was the original author and has additional Campbell info not included in Norfleet’s work.