This is an index to more than 40 newspaper titles published primarily in Petersburg, Virginia from 1797 to 1877. Originally a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the index includes entries for births, marriages, deaths, property sales, and chancery suits, as well as articles regarding government, arts and leisure, economic news, education, religion, and slavery. Petersburg was incorporated as a town in 1784 and became a city in 1850.
Note: The Library of Virginia does not have all of the newspaper issues that are listed in the index. Please check this table for availability.
These databases provide access to some of the indexed articles:
Revised February 2021