Genealogy & Local History Research
Resources in the Library
Collecting, preserving, and sharing the area's rich local history
has been at the core of our mission from the beginning. The
collections of artifacts and archives offer an extensive resource
for information and study. The Library is another valuable resource
available for your exploration of family genealogy and community
Over 2,900 books, on topics from genealogy to folklore,
transportation to mills, and other local history topics.
Surname files with unique research correspondence, articles, and
other saved snippets.
Obituaries, funeral cards, and burned wills.
Cemetery and undertaker records.
Church histories and family Bible pages.
Birth, death, and marriage certificates.
Maps and atlases
And much more, plus an expanding collection of resources from other
Virginia counties and states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio,
and North Carolina.
Many historic details have been entered into library databases. As a
preview, check out the
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Library visitors also have access to these popular online databases:
Local libraries provide additional resources: