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This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny and Gareth L. Mark for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Virginia Family History Research series.
History of Virginia
Virginia Vital Records
Census Records for Virginia
Background Sources for Virginia
Virginia Maps
Virginia Land Records
Virginia Probate Records
Virginia Court Records
Virginia Tax Records
Virginia Cemetery Records
Virginia Church Records
Virginia Military Records
Virginia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Virginia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Virginia Immigration
African Americans of Virginia
Virginia County Resources
Virginia City Resources
Map of Virginia


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The Library of Virginia

800 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219-8000
www.lva.lib.va.us

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.

Virginia Genealogical Society

5001 W. Broad St., Ste. 115
Richmond, VA 23230-3023
www.vgs.org

The Virginia Genealogical Society publishes the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.

Virginia Historical Society

428 North Blvd.
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311
www.vahistorical.org

The Virginia Historical Society maintains a large collection of Virginiana and publishes Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

Alderman Library

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4114
www.lib.virginia.edu/alderman

Search the library’s website for collection information.

Earl Gregg Swem Library

College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23186
www.swem.wm.edu

For reference questions, use the “Ask Earl” feature at www.swem.wm.edu/Requests/REF/ref.htm.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Inc.

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
www.history.org/History/jdrlweb

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.

Jones Memorial Library

2311 Memorial Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
www.jmlibrary.org

The library has an excellent collection of books and microfilms for Virginia research, including a good collection of family histories and general reference works.

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