Recommended Web Sites

The following web sites were selected with the aim of being useful to residents of Virginia, particularly in the counties we serve. The Pamunkey Regional Library is not responsible for the content of the web sites listed below.  Please let us know if there are any broken links or if you have questions or comments about any other part of our web site.

 

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Children & Teens | Colleges and Universities
Community Information | Consumer Information
Emergency Preparedness & Response | Genealogy
Federal Government | 50+ | Financial Aid
State & Local Government | Health | Home Schooling
Image Finders | Job Search | Libraries | Literacy
News | Schools | Science | Search Engines | Subject Guides
Tax Information (Federal and State) | TV Stations (Local)
Virginia Arts, Culture & History | Virginia Indians |
Voters' Information

 

Children and Teens
Accelerated Reader List (Hanover)
Accelerated Reader Lists for Goochland (info page) (book level - .pdf)
Acquinton Elementary School QuizList Interactive
(King William County Accelerated Readers)
Awesome Stories
Child Safety on the Internet (alternate link)
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FEMA for Kids
GetNetWise
Great Websites for Kids
Hamilton-Holmes Middle School QuizList Interactive
(for King William County Accelerated Readers)
How Stuff Works
KidsClick
Kids' Search Tools
NASA's Space Place
Presidential Timeline
PRL Homework Help Pathfinder

ReaderGirlz
Science Fair Project Resource Guide
SciJinks
Stately Knowledge
Teens' Top Ten
Who Is My Legislator?

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Colleges and Universities
College Navigator

Educhoices
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
MIT OpenCourseWare
PRL Test Prep Pathfinder 
Randolph-Macon College
Rappahannock Community College
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Education Wizard
Virginia Union University

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Community Information
Chesapeake Bay Program Web Site
CommonHelp - helping those in need
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Hanover County Community Corner

King and Queen County's Information Trail
Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers Association
National Federation of the Blind Newsline
Positive Parenting 

United Way
Virginia 2-1-1
Virginia Cooperative Extension
The Virginia Voice

West Point, Virginia

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Consumer Information
Annual Credit Report
Attorney General of Virginia's Consumer Assistance Page
Autotropolis.com
Boxoh.com Package Tracker
FTC.gov (information formerly on Consumer.gov)
Consumerist
Consumer Product Safety Commission (Recalls)
DTV Setup Assistance (through PinTech Corporation)
FuelEconomy.gov
GetHuman.com

HealthCare.gov
IntelliChoice
Patient Advocate Foundation
PRL DIY Auto Repair Pathfinder
PRL DIY Home Improvement Pathfinder
The Squeaky Wheel
United Way's "Get Your Finances Fit!"

USA.gov (information formerly on Consumer.gov)
Virginia Grown Products
Virginia Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Comparison Guide (PDF)
Virginia Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Section

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

American Institute of Philanthropy
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
Craigslist online community
DisasterAssistance.gov
Disaster Recovery
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Insurance Information Institute
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
Network for Good
Red Cross
Salvation Army
United States Department of Homeland Security
USA.gov
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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50+
AARP TaxAide Finder
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel)
SeniorNavigator.com
SeniorNet.org
Social Security Retirement Planner
The Virginia Voice

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Financial Aid
StudentAid.gov
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
National Student Loan Data
FAFSA Twitter feed
Federal Student Aid Facebook page

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Genealogy
Goochland County Historical Society

Hanover County Historical Society
Historical Society of West Point, VA
King and Queen County Museum

King William County Historical Museum

Our Documents
PRL Newspaper & Obituaries Pathfinder
Unknown No Longer (from the Virginia Historical Society)
The USF Africana Heritage Project

VAGenWeb
Virginia Genealogy (from the University of Virginia library)

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Government / Federal
Census Bureau
CIA World Factbook
DAR Manual for Citizenship (.pdf)

Data.gov
Federal Citizen Information Center (formerly
USA Services)
FedStats
FindLaw (Federal resources)

GovEngine.com
Open Congress
Open States
Public.Resource.org
United States Code
United States Flag Code
United States Patent and Trademark Office
USA.gov

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Government / State & Local
City of Richmond
Code of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia Flag Status
Emblems of the Commonwealth (.pdf)
FindLaw (State resources)

Goochland County
Goochland County Code
GovEngine.com
Hanover County
Hanover County Code
Hanover County's Adopted Budgets & Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (see sidebar)

Hanover County's Population and Housing Data Report 2010
Hanover County Board of Supervisors & Planning Committee Meeting Agendas
Henrico County
King & Queen County
King & Queen County Code
King William County
King William County Code
Richmond Sunlight
new!
Town of Ashland
Town of West Point
Virginia General Assembly
Virginia Government in Brief (.pdf)
Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
Virginia Public Records
Virginia's Judicial System Forms
Virginia State Documents
Who Is My Legislator?

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Health
HealthCare.gov
Health-Related Web Sites
PRL Health & Wellness Pathfinder

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Home Schooling
Hanover Homeschoolers Yahoo! Group
Home Educators of Virginia
Kings Home Educators (supports Home Schoolers in King William and King & Queen Counties)
PRL Test Prep Pathfinder
Richmond Area Homescoolers
VAHomeschoolers (formerly Virginia Home Education Association)

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Image Finders
Cities around the World
Colr Pickr
Google's Image File
Life Magazine Photo Archive on Google
Lycos Multimedia
Shorpy
WebPlaces

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Job Search
Ashland Employment Opportunities
CareerBuilder.com (formerly Headhunter.net)
Careers and Job Searching pathfinder
Goochland County Employment Opportunities
Hanover Career Student Resource, Inc.
Hanover County Employment Opportunities
Indeed.com
King William County Employment Opportunities
Occupation Outlook Handbook

RichmondJobNet
SimplyHired
Starting a Business in Hanover County
Virginia Career View
Virginia Jobs
Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia Workforce Connection
West Point Employment Opportunities

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Libraries
Archive.org

British Library
Chesterfield County Public Library
Digital Library of Appalachia
Henrico County Public Library
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Library
Library of Congress
Library of Virginia
National Archives
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
New York Public Library
City of Richmond Public Library
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired Library & Resource Center
Virginia Library Association
Virginia Memory
Virginia Public Library Web Sites

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Literacy
READ Center
Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning
Adult Learning Activities
Family Phonics Online
Helping Adult Students Improve Reading Skills (.pdf)
PBS Literacy Link
PRL Test Prep Pathfinder
ReadPrint
ReadWriteThink: Student Interactives
Teachology: Phonics Worksheets

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Newspapers
Current Newspapers

Central Virginian
Daily Press
Goochland Gazette
Herald-Progress
Mechanicsville Local
Newspapers for the Blind
New York Times
PRL Newspaper & Obituaries Pathfinder
Rappahannock Times
Richmond.com
Richmond Times Dispatch

Tidewater Review
Today's Front Pages
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
 
Historical Newspapers
Chronicling America (Historic U.S. Newspapers)
Richmond Daily Dispatch
(1860-1865)
Virginia Gazette (1736-1780)

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Schools
Public Schools
Hanover County Public Schools
Goochland County Schools
King William County Public Schools
King & Queen County Public Schools
PRL Test Prep Pathfinder
Virginia Department of Education
West Point School System

Private Schools
Aylett Country Day School
Hanover Academy
Liberty Christian School

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Science
Astronomical Applications Dept. of the U.S. Naval Observatory
Encyclopedia of Earth
How Stuff Works
National Science Foundation
Public Library of Science
Science.gov
Scirus
Secrets of the Sequence (from VCU)
new!
The Society of Environmental Journalists
World Wide Science

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Search Engines
Ask.com
Bing
BlindSearch (search engine comparison tool)
DuckDuckGo
Excite
Google
International Art Search Engine
MetaCrawler
NoodleTools Search Checklist
oSkope Visual Search
Quintura Kids
RefSeek
WebCrawler
Wolfram|Alpha
Yahoo!

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Subject Guides
Internet Public Library 2 (formerly Internet Public Library and Librarian's Internet Index)
Internet Scout Report
PRL Subject Pathfinders
ResourceShelf
Yahoo!

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Tax Information and Forms (Federal and State)
AARP TaxAide Finder
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Taxation home page
Commonwealth of Virginia State Tax Forms
Federal Tax Forms
Federation of Tax Administrators
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service

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TV Stations (Local)
WTVR/CBS (local digital channels 6.1 & 6.2)
WRIC/ABC (local digital channel 8.1)
WWBT/NBC (local digital channels 12.1 & 12.2)
WXOB-LP/Religious Independent (low power UHF channel 17)
WCVE/PBS (local digital channels 23.1, 23.2, & 23.3)
WRLH/FOX (local digital channel 35.1)
MynetworkTV and THIS (local digital channel 35.2)
WZTD-LP/Telemundo (low power UHF channel 45)
WRID-LP/Daystar (low power UHF channel 48)
WCVW/PBS (local digital channel 57.1)

WUPV/CW (local digital channel 65.1)

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Virginia Arts, Culture & History
Accessible Virginia
American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Children's Museum of Richmond
Civil War Preservation Trust
Civil War Richmond

Civil War Traveler 
Encyclopedia Virginia
Frontier Culture Museum
Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson
Montpelier Center for Arts and Education
Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederate White House
On to Richmond! Civil War & Emancipation 150th
Poetry Society of Virginia
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Battlefield Park
Science Museum of Virginia
Virginia Historical Society
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Opera
Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
Virginia Tourism

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Virginia Indians 
The following Virginia Indian Tribes are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia, as of February 2011:

Chickahominy
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, Southampton County, VA
Eastern Chickahominy
Mattaponi
Monacan Indian Nation
Nansemond
Nottaway Indian Tribe of Virginia
Pamunkey
Patawomeck
Rappahannock
Upper Mattaponi

These Virginia tribes (except for Pamunkey and Patawomeck) are listed on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' List of Petitioners (PDF) as seeking status as tribes recognized by the U.S. government. Others listed as petitioners include the following tribes and/or nations:

Ani-Stohini/Unami Nation
United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia
Wicocomico Indian Nation

No Virginia tribes are included in the federal Tribal Entities List (PDF) as of August 2009.


More Recommended Web Sites on Virginia's Indians


American Indians in Children's Literature (book recommendations)
Oyate (book recommendations, all tribes)
American Indian Resource Center, College of William & Mary
Virginia Council on Indians
Monacan Ancestral Museum in Amherst County
Pamunkey Indian Museum in King William County

Chief Powhatan's deerskin cloak, decorated with shell beads ("roanoke")
 Chief Powhatan's deerskin cloak, decorated with shell beads ("roanoke")

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Voters' Information
Voting and Election Related Web Sites

 

Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

directions/map

 

Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

directions/map

 

Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

directions/map

 

Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

directions/map

 

King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

directions/map

 

Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

directions/map

 

Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

directions/map

 

Cochrane Rockville Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

directions/map

 

Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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