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.

10_1036_13_LVA_Prakash_PatelLibrary 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
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, 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 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 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
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

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