Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach Historical Society
Community Roots Project
We need your help as the Historical Society moves forward with one of the most encompassing projects it has ever undertaken. We are encouraging all neighborhoods, schools, businesses, religious organizations, civic leagues, garden clubs, individuals, students and other groups in Virginia Beach to send us a brief history. We hope to collect information to provide a resource for our city and also hope this effort will encourage others to get involved in preservation of our local history!
We are also encouraging individuals to send us oral histories, family histories, local lore and copies of photos to share!
If you are unsure of what to include - consider sharing a one or two page account: the when, where, how and why of how a group came to be, and perhaps an anecdote or two of life and history in Virginia Beach. And if you would like to include a digital photo (.jpg etc.) or regular photo (we will return your original) that would be great!
If you wish to participate, please copy, complete and mail or fax to us THE COMMUNITY ROOTS LOCAL HISTORY FORM and become a participant in this community-wide effort to collect and preserve the history of our city!
If you want to use a more detailed form, you can complete the ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY FORM
Or Email us a letter! When emailing, please include along with your histories and information - your name, and a mailing address, phone number. If you are representing a group please inlude the group's name, address, phone number, as well as your own name, etc.. If your organization has a website that would like to to linked to our website and this project, also include the web address.
Also, please be aware that some of these stories may be published and by submitting them you will be giving your permission for their publication.
We hope you will join with us and help us spread the enthusiam to all the groups of which you are a part and share your story.
The Historical Society reviews and publishes Community Roots Articles for public information. While we believe this information to be accurate, checking the accuracy of information is the responsibility of the reader. If you have a correction, please contact us
The Life Cycle of the Adam Keeling House, Virginia Beach, Virginia: by Kristen Olson (Fall 2006 - contributed by Sidney Vaughn)
The Tree Ring Dating of the Adam Keeling House, Virginia Beach, Virginia by Dr. D W H Miles FAS & M J Worthington (Requested & Contributed by Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Carwell - December 2006)
Stories from our past
Need Some help or information on how to collect and organize your groups history?
The Community Roots History Survey Form - lists some basic questions we would like you to provide about your organization
The Basic Template for Organizational History is a guideline for what to include whne collecting and preserving your group's history. This is an expanded version of the Initial Survey Form
Outline on Records Preservation from the Records Preservation Workshop as part of the Community Roots Project, October 27, 2002
Outline on Records Preservation - Electronic Media from the Records Preservation Workshop as part of the Community Roots Project, October 27, 2002
Outline on Things You Can Do with Technology from the Records Preservation Workshop as part of the Community Roots Project, October 27, 2002
Also visit our Community Links Page for links to other community web sites.
Pleases Email us if you would like to add your community web site to our list!
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