Virginia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny and Gareth L. Mark for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
800 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219-8000
The Library of Virginia website provides instant access to information pamphlets and guides at www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave including a massive online catalog.
5001 W. Broad St., Ste. 115
Richmond, VA 23230-3023
The Virginia Genealogical Society publishes the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
428 North Blvd.
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311
The Virginia Historical Society maintains a large collection of Virginiana and publishes Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4114
Search the library’s website for collection information.
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23186
For reference questions, use the “Ask Earl” feature at www.swem.wm.edu/Requests/REF/ref.htm.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg focuses on the eighteenth century, but the collection covers all periods and aspects of Virginia’s history.
2311 Memorial Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The library has an excellent collection of books and microfilms for Virginia research, including a good collection of family histories and general reference works.