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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust    http://www.cvbt.org
Battlefields around Fredericksburg are the focus of this group.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Military Park    http://www.nps.gov/frsp
The National Park Service set up this site to give visitors basic information about local battlefields: fees, directions, hours, etc.

National Trust for Historic Preservation    http://www.nationaltrust.org
The National Trust preserves historic buildings and neighborhoods, offers tips for people restoring old homes and suggests historic places to visit.

Preservation Alliance of Virginia    http://www.vapreservation.org
This Charlottesville group uses its network of organizations, businesses and property owners to help groups and individuals find answers to historic preservation issues.

Belmont   http://www.mwc.edu/belm
Visit this site to learn about Belmont, the estate of the early 20th century painter Gari Melchers and his wife, Corinne.

Churches around the Fredericksburg Area   http://www.simplyfredericksburg.com/visit/church/church.shtml
This site has brief information about local historic churches.

The Civil War in Fredericksburg: A Synopsis
A summary of major action in the Fredericksburg area, written by reporters with The Free Lance-Star. font>

Civil War: Series of Articles on the Battle of Fredericksburg
Civil War historian Donald Pfanz wrote this informative series of columns, "Behind the Lines," about the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg.

Civil War Timeline  http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html
The History Place site has a concise listing of the major battles from 1861 to 1865.

Fredericksburg Area Anniversaries
Local historic events organized in Excel format by the staff of the Free Lance-Star library.

Fredericksburg Area Historic Resources   http://www.historypoint.org
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Web site has articles on the area. The CRRL also has maps, obituary indexes and Census indexes online. If you visit their Virginiana Room in person, you'll find Census indexes back to 1790, city directories, local newspaper indexes and back issues of local papers on microfilm. Call the library if you’re trying to track the history of a Fredericksburg building; they keep building information in order by address in their "lot history" files. The phone number is 540/372-1144.

Fredericksburg Area War Dead List
The names of local citizens who died in 20th and 21st-century wars, collected from various sources by The Free Lance-Star. It's in an Excel spreadsheet and may be slow to load.

Fredericksburg Newspaper Indexes  http://departments.mwc.edu/hipr/www/fredburg.htm
This Web site is a gold mine for Fredericksburg researchers.   An index of local newspapers from 1787 to 1929 has been put online by the Historic Preservation Department of Mary Washington College.  There are also maps and a smattering of historic business and census data.

Kenmore, Ferry Farm and Other Fredericksburg Links   http://www.kenmore.org/links.html
There are plenty of local history links on Kenmore's site.

Decades Sites   http://www.aclibrary.org/teenroom/decades.asp
Want to find major events of the 50s?  Top hits in the 70s?  Try this compilation of 20th century history links.

History Day by Day    http://www.historychannel.com/thisday
The History Channel site summarizes historic events by day, as well as birthdays and radio hits.

History Day by Day     http://www.scopesys.com/today
Want to know what famous events happened today or any other day of the year?  Scope Systems makes it easy to plug in a date and find out.

History Links in the Librarians' Index to the Internet    http://lii.org
One of these librarian-vetted Web sites might be your missing link to the past.

Perpetual Calendar   http://www.earth.com/calendar
Want to know what day of the week Halloween fell on in 1968?  Try this web site.  You can also find this information in print in "The World Almanac."

See the Population portion of this Web site for historic statistics. To research the prices of common items like bread or movie tickets through the years, try "THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR" (available in the news library under Dewey #338). The public library has books about the history of music, dress, architecture and many other facets of culture.

Beliefnet    http://www.beliefnet.com
Set up by two journalists, Beliefnet has news stories, columns, Web links and statistics for many religions.  A good place to find background information about a faith.

The Bible Browser   http://bible.gospelcom.net
The Web offers a speedy way to find out where in the Bible a term like "forgiveness" appears.

"THE YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN AND CANADIAN CHURCHES," a reference book at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, has statistics on how many people are believed to practice various faiths in the U.S. and Canada.  The call number is Ref 280.05 Ye.

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