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*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/default.asp Handley Regional Library] services, calendar, beyond books, about us, favorite sites, hot titles, online resources, news. <br>  
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/default.asp Handley Regional Library] services, calendar, beyond books, about us, favorite sites, hot titles, online resources, news. <br>  
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/TLCScripts/interpac.dll?SearchForm&Directions=1&Config=pac Library catalog] search by keywords, title, author, subject, notes, publisher, series, or ISBN. <br>  
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*[http://www.handleyregional.org/TLCScripts/interpac.dll?SearchForm&Directions=1&Config=pac Library catalog] search by keywords, title, author, subject, notes, publisher, series, or ISBN, and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]. <br>  
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/services.asp?loc=5 Family and Local History] photos, finding aids, free blacks, censuses, Internet databases, high school seniors 1921-1974, library's genealogical holdings. <br>  
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/services.asp?loc=5 Family and Local History] photos, finding aids, free blacks, censuses, Internet databases, high school seniors 1921-1974, library's genealogical holdings. <br>  
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/Handley/Archives/how_to_find_an_obituary.htm Obituary index 1896-1913] (pdf).<br>
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/Handley/Archives/how_to_find_an_obituary.htm Obituary index 1896-1913] (pdf).<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Very large collection about Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the [[Great Valley Road]] from Pennsylvania to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories,<ref name="DB97">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> and people of the Lower Shenandoah Valley since 1732, emphasizing Winchester and Frederick County in 4000 books, county court abstracts, county histories, genealogies, regimental histories, battles, newspapers since 1787, censuses, 600 linear feet of manuscripts, maps, photos, and oral history tapes.<ref>[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/services.asp?loc=5 Family and Local History] in ''Handley Regional Library'' (accessed 28 December 2013).</ref>  
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Very large collection about Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the [[Great Valley Road]] from '''''Pennsylvania''''' to '''''Virginia''''', including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories,<ref name="DB97">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> and people of the Lower Shenandoah Valley since 1732, emphasizing Winchester and Frederick County in 4000 books, county court abstracts, county histories, genealogies, regimental histories, battles, newspapers since 1787, censuses, 600 linear feet of manuscripts, maps, photos, and oral history tapes.<ref>[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/services.asp?loc=5 Family and Local History] in ''Handley Regional Library'' (accessed 28 December 2013).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
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*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/archives/pathfinders%20page.htm Pathfinders] biblographies for Civil War Manuscript Collection; Civil War Manuscripts - Diaries and Letters; Death Records Sources; Fairfax Land Grants.  
 
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/archives/pathfinders%20page.htm Pathfinders] biblographies for Civil War Manuscript Collection; Civil War Manuscripts - Diaries and Letters; Death Records Sources; Fairfax Land Grants.  
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/Handley/Archives/inventory%20index.htm Manuscript inventories] Scope, content, and historical background for hundreds of collections.
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*[http://www.handleyregional.org/Handley/Archives/inventory%20index.htm Manuscript inventories] brief scope, content, and historical background for hundreds of collections.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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*[[National Archives at Philadelphia]], PA, records of federal agencies and courts for '''''Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia''''' and '''''West Virginia''''', censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, military records.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/family-history.html Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 20 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[[National Archives at Philadelphia]], PA, records of federal agencies and courts for '''''Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia''''' and '''''West Virginia''''', censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, military records.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/family-history.html Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 20 December 2013).</ref>  
*[[Library of Virginia]], Richmond, very large genealogy collection including Bibles, vital records, histories, biographies, newspapers, and huge manuscript collection online.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 113. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br>  
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*[[Library of Virginia]], Richmond, large genealogy collection including births and deaths 1853-1896, marriages before 1936, histories, biographies, newspapers, Bibles, and huge manuscript collection (about half online), military and Civil War records, deeds, wills and other court records.<ref name="DB113">Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref> <ref name="VDH">[http://www.vdh.state.va.us/vital_records/gene.htm Genealogy] in ''Virginia Department of Health'' (accessed 4 January 2014).</ref><br>  
*[[Virginia Historical Society]], Richmond, county records, militia lists, bounty lands, tax lists, poll lists, genealogies, newspapers, Bibles, and a huge index to Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky settlers.<ref name="DB113">Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref><br>
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*[[Virginia Historical Society]], Richmond, county records, militia lists, bounty lands, tax lists, poll lists, genealogies, newspapers, Bibles, and a huge index to Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky settlers.<ref name="DB113" /><br>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Roanoke County Public Library, very good for southwest Virginia, including family folders, books, genealogies, and indexes.<ref name="DB113" /><br>  
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*[[Bristol Public Library]] a relatively small family folder collection, but an important resource for settlers coming from '''''Pennsylvania, Maryland''''', and northern '''''Virginia''''' &nbsp;along the [[Great Valley Road]] into '''''Tennessee, Kentucky''''', and '''''North Carolina'''''.<ref name="DB105">Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.</ref>
*Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown, Santa Cruz, California, The '''''Brayton Collection''''' is equivalent to the ''Draper Collection'' but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of '''''Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee''''', and '''''West Virginia''''' families.<ref name="DB113" /><br>
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*[http://www.roanokeva.gov/WebMgmt/ywbase61b.nsf/DocName/$virginiaroom Roanoke County Public Library], very good for southwest Virginia, including family folders, books, genealogies, and indexes.<ref name="DB113" /><br>  
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*[[Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown]], Santa Cruz, Calif., the SCGS's '''''[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ Tina Brayton Collection]''''' is equivalent to the ''[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/military/draper/ Draper Collection]'' but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of '''''Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee''''', and '''''West Virginia&nbsp;''''' families.<ref name="DB113" /> <ref>[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ The Tina Brayton Collection] in ''Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County'' (accessed 3 January 2014).</ref><br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Vit Rec<br>  
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*[http://www.vdh.state.va.us/vital_records/ Office of Vital Records], Richmond, marriage, divorce and death after 50 years, birth after 100 years.<ref name="VDH" /><br>  
*City Gen Hist Libr
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*[http://www.svgs.org/ Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society], Winchester, promotes sound genealogical practices, especially for Augusta, Berkeley (now WV), Clarke, Jefferson (now WV), Frederick, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, and Warren counties.<ref>[http://www.svgs.org/ Home] in ''Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society'' (accessed 4 January 2014).</ref>
*County  
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*[http://www.winchesterhistory.org/about_us.htm Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society] operates the archives at Hendley Regional Library.<ref>[http://www.winchesterhistory.org/about_us.htm About Us] in ''Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society'' (accessed 4 January 2012).</ref>
*Courts
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*[http://vbmhc.org/index.php Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center] history of the Brethren and Mennonites in settling the Shenandoah Valley, during the Civil War, and early 1900s.<ref>[http://vbmhc.org/heritage/heritage.shtml The Heritage Center Program] in ''Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center'' (4 January 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.winfredclerk.com/marriage1.htm City of Winchester, County of Frederick Circuit Court] marriages and probate records.<ref>[http://www.winfredclerk.com/ Clerk of the Circuit Court's Home Page] in ''The Judicial Center'' (accessed 4 January 2014).</ref>
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' ''Virginia:&nbsp;'' [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]], [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]], [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]; ''West&nbsp;Virginia:&nbsp;'' [[Berkeley County, Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]], [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]], and [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' ''Virginia:&nbsp;'' [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]], [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]], [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]; ''West&nbsp;Virginia:&nbsp;'' [[Berkeley County, Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]], [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]], and [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]].  
 
*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reading Room'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reading Room'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>  
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Handley Regional Library
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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  hlref@handleyregional.org

Address:[1]

100 West Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Telephone:[1]  540-662-9041
Fax:  540-722-4769

Hours and holidays:[1]

Library:  Monday/Wednesday 10am-8pm, Tuesday/Friday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-1pm, Sunday closed.
Archives:  Monday/Tuesday 1am-5pm, Wednesday 1pm-8pm, Thursday 10am-1pm, Friday/Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday closed.

Map, directions, and public transportation:[1]

  • Google map and directions
  • All city buses stop within three blocks of the library. The Northside/Salvation Army  and the Northside/Westminster Canterbury  southbound buses stop next to the library.[2]

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Very large collection about Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the Great Valley Road from Pennsylvania to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories,[3] and people of the Lower Shenandoah Valley since 1732, emphasizing Winchester and Frederick County in 4000 books, county court abstracts, county histories, genealogies, regimental histories, battles, newspapers since 1787, censuses, 600 linear feet of manuscripts, maps, photos, and oral history tapes.[4]

Tips

Use computers for free. Users must have a current Handley Regional Library card to use the Internet.[5]

Guides

  • Pathfinders biblographies for Civil War Manuscript Collection; Civil War Manuscripts - Diaries and Letters; Death Records Sources; Fairfax Land Grants.
  • Manuscript inventories brief scope, content, and historical background for hundreds of collections.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Handley Regional Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Philadelphia, PA, records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, military records.[6]
  • Library of Virginia, Richmond, large genealogy collection including births and deaths 1853-1896, marriages before 1936, histories, biographies, newspapers, Bibles, and huge manuscript collection (about half online), military and Civil War records, deeds, wills and other court records.[7] [8]
  • Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, county records, militia lists, bounty lands, tax lists, poll lists, genealogies, newspapers, Bibles, and a huge index to Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky settlers.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hours and Locations in Handley Regional Library (3 January 2014).
  2. Bus Stop Locations in Winchester, Virginia (accessed 3 January 2014).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Family and Local History in Handley Regional Library (accessed 28 December 2013).
  5. Handley Regional Library Internet Safety Policy in Handley Regional Library (accessed 3 January 2014).
  6. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Genealogy in Virginia Department of Health (accessed 4 January 2014).
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.
  10. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).
  11. Home in Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society (accessed 4 January 2014).
  12. About Us in Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society (accessed 4 January 2012).
  13. The Heritage Center Program in Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center (4 January 2014).
  14. Clerk of the Circuit Court's Home Page in The Judicial Center (accessed 4 January 2014).
  15. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in Library of Congress (accessed 31 December 2013).
  16. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  17. Genealogical Research at The New York Public Library in New York Public Library (accessed 3 January 2014).