Oath of Allegiance in Virginia, 1862-1865
The Oath of Allegiance, also called a Loyalty Oath, was a document signed by persons during and after the Civil War to pledge loyalty and allegiance to the Union. Initially intended for employees of the Federal government and military personnel, the oath soon took several different forms and eventually extended to the state level. This list contains approximately 1,200 persons, many of whom were residents of Alexandria, who signed the Oath of Allegiance.
African American Voter Registration in Alexandria, 1902-1954
This list contains close to 2,100 entries taken from microfilmed voter registration roll books in the Local History/Special Collections Branch. The original roll books are located in the City of Alexandria Archives and Record Center.
Civil War Era Burials - Alexandria National Cemetery
This index, prepared from the Roll of Honor. Names of Soldiers, Victims of The Rebellion, Buried in the National Cemetery at Alexandria, Virginia. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. Includes 3367 white Federal soldiers, 2 Federal seamen, 229 United States Colored Troops, 2 females, and 1 male citizen.
"News of Interest to Colored Readers," 1927-1928
A ten-month column from the Alexandria Gazette written by African American Estelle Lane about events in her community.
Notes on locating a Confederate ancestor
Guide to locating your ancestor.
Obituary Index to the Alexandria Gazette, 1916-1946
Picks up where Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1915. Rev. ed., published by Willow Bend Books ended.
1850 Census Index - Alexandria & Alexandria County, VA
Index to just over 13,000 individuals enumerated in 1850.
1890 Veterans Census - Northern Virginia
Enumeration of Federal (and some Confederate) veterans or their widows, including a number of United States Colored Troops.
Index to Naturalization Petitions, Alexandria, 1909-1929
Soldiers from Camp Humphries (Ft. Belvoir) and residents from Stafford up through Loudoun Counties and all points east.
"The Senior Class;" Index to Alexandria High School Yearbooks
Index to senior class photos from Alexandria High School (The "Alecko" 1919-1935, missing 1921) and George Washington High School (The "Compass" 1935-1951).
Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery
This list was created after a careful review of Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery by Edward A. Miller, Jr., located in Local History/Special Collections. Miller's sources included -- but were not limited to -- pension files, military service records, and hospital records. His research was published in Historic Alexandria Quarterly.
World War I Draft Registrations - Northern Virginia
This index includes registrants for the City of Alexandria, Alexandria (now Arlington) County, and Fairfax County. Our source is microfilm from the National Archives and Records Administration RG163 M1509, roll numbers: VA3; VA4; and VA20.