Genealogy research at the HRHS Library
Over 2,900 books, of which 30% are family genealogies.
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.
And much more, including property tax records, newspaper archives,
local history references, and an expanding collection of resources
from other Virginia counties and states including Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Many details have been entered into the HRHS library database. At
last count, the HRHS database had about 500,000 records. That number
continues to grow as volunteers work weekly to collect additional
Library visitors also have access to these popular online genealogy
Local libraries provide additional resources: