Research in Virginia Come early or stay over a few days after the conference and take advantage of the wonderful research facilities in the area. Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St., Richmond, VA, 804-692-3500, is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Library has an extensive collection including manuscripts, tax records, colonial records, Virginia Land Office records, extant county records, military records, surveys, and maps. A detailed guide for genealogists can be found at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/Generesearch.pdf. The Library of Virginia will have extended hours during the conference, which will be publicized later on the NGS Conference Blog. Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 804-358-4901, http://www.vahistorical.org/ includes a permanent collection, exhibitions, and a research library. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Parking is free. The collections include books and bound serials, Confederate imprints, broadsides, newspapers, family and personal papers, business and organizational records, maps, genealogical materials, and nineteenth through twenty-first century photographs. University of Virginia, Alderman Library, is located on the university campus in Charlottesville, VA. See the website at http://www.lib.virginia.edu for parking, directions, and hours. The library has a number of historical collections and manuscripts. A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia by Jean L. Cooper is available on the website. Earl Gregg Swem Library, 400 Landrum Drive, Williamsburg, VA, is located on the campus of William and Mary. The library, which is open daily except between terms, has many special collections and manuscripts which can be found at https://swem.wm.edu/. Check the website for the hours when you plan to visit. John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg, encourages research in the political and economic life of the thirteen colonies and the new republic and African American studies. The collection includes books, manuscripts, and a digital collection, which can be found at www.research.history.org/JDRLibrary.cfm. The library is open 9:00 a.m.‒12:00 pm and 1:00 p.m.‒5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. On your drive to or from Richmond, consider stopping at one of the numerous local libraries and historical societies throughout the state including Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Library, 706 South Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA, 24016, phone: 540-853-2473. Check out the digital library at http://www.roanokeva.gov/library. Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market St., Leesburg, VA, phone: 703-737-7195. For details visit http://www.leesburgva.gov/library. Jones Memorial Library, 2311 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA, phone: 434-846-0501. For details visit http://www.jmlibrary.org. Genealogy Room, Danville Public Library, 511 Patton St., Danville, VA, phone 434-799-5195. For details visit http://www.danville-va.gov/index.aspx?nid=298.