03 June 2014

SWEM Index

From the Library of Virginia:

"One of the most important research guides for Virginia historical and genealogical researchers is the Virginia Historical Index compiled under the direction of Dr. Earl Gregg Swem (1870-1965). It is a comprehensive index to several publications concerning Virginia history and genealogy."

"The Virginia Historical Index is published in four volumes, and entries are alphabetically arranged. Abbreviations for publications indexed in Swem are:"

C Calendar of State Papers
H Hening's Statutes at Large
N Lower Norfolk County Antiquary
R Virginia Historical Register
T Tyler's Quarterly Magazine
V Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
W(1) William and Mary Quarterly, 1st series
W(2) William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd series

The Swem Index is identified as Tip #996 here on an Ancestry message board courtesy of the Fort Wayne/Allen County Library's Genealogy Gems newsletter.

The National Genealogical Society's blog weighed in on the Swem Library at William and Mary in Virginia.

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