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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' <ref name="Email">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/contact.asp Contact Us Form] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref><br>
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="Email">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/contact.asp Contact Us Form] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref> [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/contact.asp Contact Us Form]<br>
'''Address:'''  
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:The Library of Virginia<br>
 
:The Library of Virginia<br>
 
:800 East Broad Street<br>
 
:800 East Broad Street<br>
 
:Richmond, VA 23219<br>
 
:Richmond, VA 23219<br>
'''Telephone:'''  804-692-3500<br>
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'''Fax:'''  804-692-3556<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="Email" /> 804-692-3500<br>
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'''Fax:'''<ref name="Email" /> 804-692-3556<br>
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<br>
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<br>
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:Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  
 
:Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  
:Please check our [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar.asp News & Events Calendar] or [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/contact.asp contact us] for any changes to our regular hours due to holiday closings, special events, or inclement weather.<ref name="Visit">
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:Please check our [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar.asp News &amp; Events Calendar] or [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/contact.asp contact us] for any changes to our regular hours due to holiday closings, special events, or inclement weather.<ref name="Visit">fckLR[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Visitors' Guide] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref><br>
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Visitors' Guide] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref><br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<br>
 
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<br>
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Parking Information, Map, and Directions] are found at the bottom of the page.  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Parking Information, Map, and Directions] are found at the bottom of the page.
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Internet site]<br>
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Internet site]<br>
 
*[http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F Online catalogue] <br>
 
*[http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F Online catalogue] <br>
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
*To order materials by mail or fax, please print and complete the applicable forms from the categories listed below, and return them to the Library of Virginia with payment. A fee of $25.00 is charged for all returned checks.  
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*To order materials by mail or fax, please print and complete the applicable forms from the categories listed below, and return them to the Library of Virginia with payment. A fee of $25.00 is charged for all returned checks.
:Fax orders: 804-692-3556  
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*When planning a trip to the Richmond area, we recommend you check out the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. Please also check our calendar to ensure the Library will be open and available to the public during your planned visit.  
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:Fax orders: 804-692-3556
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*When planning a trip to the Richmond area, we recommend you check out the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. Please also check our calendar to ensure the Library will be open and available to the public during your planned visit.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===

Revision as of 20:33, 1 November 2012

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Library of Virginia

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] Contact Us Form
Address:[1]

The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Telephone:[1] 804-692-3500
Fax:[1] 804-692-3556
Hours and holidays:

Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Please check our News & Events Calendar or contact us for any changes to our regular hours due to holiday closings, special events, or inclement weather.[2]

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Digital collections include:

Land Records

  • Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants

Vital Records

  • Virginia Death Indexing
  • Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers
  • Marriage Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
  • Obituary Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
  • Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index

Probate Records

  • Index to Wills and Administrations

Church Records

  • Bristol Church and Family Cemeteries Index

Military Records

World War I

  • World War I History Commission Questionnaires

Civil War

  • Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts
  • Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows
  • Index to Confederate Veteran Magazine
  • Index to Virginia Confederate Rosters
  • Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications for Admission

War of 1812

  • Index to War of 1812 Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls

Revolutionary War

  • Culpeper County Classes, 1781
  • Dunmore's War (Virginia Payrolls/Public Service Claims, 1775)
  • Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants
  • Revolutionary War Land Office Military Certificates
  • Revolutionary War Public Service Claims
  • Revolutionary War Rejected Claims
  • Revolutionary War Virginia State Pensions

European Sources about Virginians

  • Virginia Colonial Records Project

Coats of Arms

  • Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms

Biographies

  • S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches
  • WPA Life Histories Collection


Collection Description

Has a map collection, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Dunmore's War Collection, and Blandford Cemetery Survey Records Collection.

Tips

  • To order materials by mail or fax, please print and complete the applicable forms from the categories listed below, and return them to the Library of Virginia with payment. A fee of $25.00 is charged for all returned checks.
Fax orders: 804-692-3556
  • When planning a trip to the Richmond area, we recommend you check out the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. Please also check our calendar to ensure the Library will be open and available to the public during your planned visit.

Guides

These items are available: Research guides; Newspapers guides; Census Records Guides; and Using the Library of Virginia Collections Guides.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Library of Virginia, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.

Neighboring Collections

  • Virginia Historical Society, .
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.
  • Maryland State Archives, census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Contact Us Form at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).
  2. fckLRVisitors' Guide at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).