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Our Family HIstory Center is located in central Virginia in the historic town of Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1275 Timberwood Blvd Charlottesville VA 22901 United States
  • We are located just off Airport Road between Route 29 and the Airport.
  • The entrance to our library is at the back of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • There is plenty of parking.
  • The door is usually locked.
  • Please ring the doorbell and someone will come and let you in.
  • Language:English


  • 1-434-964-1715


Open Hours:

  • Tuesdays:9:00am-12:00pm 
  • Saturday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Evening hours are reserved for church activities
  • The Central Virginia Genealogical Society meets here on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:

We will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.  Other closings will be posted on this website as needed.

Calendar and Events

OLLI class from UVA:  Thursday, November 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Closed:  Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Our permanent collection includes: donated books, magazines, and reference materials; hundreds of microfilms and microfiche, especially about Virginia and Germany and various other topics or locations.
  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  These websites include: 
    19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive                                                        Access Newspaper Archive
    Alexander Street Press - Institution version.
    ArkivDigital Online
    Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story, for free
    Findmypast - Institution version.
    Historic Map Works - Library Edition
    MyHeritage - Library Edition
    Paper Trail
    ProQuest Obituary Listings
    World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • To help you do your research, we have 5 computers, 2 printers, 5 microfilm readers, and 2 microfiche readers in 2 reading rooms. PLEASE NOTE that we follow all copyright laws.

Resources in the Local Area

University of Virginia Alderman LIbrary  (434) 924-3025

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (434) 296-7294

Charlottesville Virginia Genealogical Association  (c/o Susan Emert) (434) 962-9638

Volunteer at the Center

If you are interested in volunteering at our Family HIstory Center, please call Barbara Branham @ (434) 293-4404


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