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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><br>'''Address:'''<ref name="Email" />
'''Address:'''  
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:The Library of Virginia<br>
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:The Library of Virginia<br>  
:800 East Broad Street<br>
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:800 East Broad Street<br>  
 
:Richmond, VA 23219<br>
 
:Richmond, VA 23219<br>
'''Telephone:'''  804-692-3500<br>
 
'''Fax:'''  804-692-3556<br>
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<br>
 
: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">
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Visitors' Guide] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref><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.
 
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="Email" /> 804-692-3500<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="Email" /> 804-692-3556<br>'''Hours and holidays:'''<br>  
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Internet site]<br>
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*[http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F Online catalogue] <br>
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Digital collections include:<br><br>
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:Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
 
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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. The Library is closed often during a given month for various reasons.<ref name="Visit"> [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/visit.asp Visitors' Guide] at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).</ref><br><br>
''Land Records''<br>
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*Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants<br>
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''Vital Records''<br>
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*Virginia Death Indexing<br>
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*Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers<br>
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*Marriage Index for ''Richmond Enquirer''/''Richmond Visitor''<br>
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*Obituary Index for ''Richmond Enquirer''/''Richmond Visitor''<br>
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*Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index<br>
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''Probate Records''<br>
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*Index to Wills and Administrations<br>
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''Church Records''<br>
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*Bristol Church and Family Cemeteries Index<br>
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''Military Records''<br>
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World War I<br>
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*World War I History Commission Questionnaires<br>
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Civil War<br>
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*Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts<br>
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*Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows<br>
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*Index to Confederate Veteran Magazine<br>
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*Index to Virginia Confederate Rosters<br>
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*Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications for Admission<br>
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War of 1812<br>
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*Index to War of 1812 Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls<br>
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Revolutionary War<br>
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*Culpeper County Classes, 1781<br>
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*Dunmore's War (Virginia Payrolls/Public Service Claims, 1775)<br>
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*Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants<br>
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*Revolutionary War Land Office Military Certificates<br>
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*Revolutionary War Public Service Claims<br>
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*Revolutionary War Rejected Claims<br>
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*Revolutionary War Virginia State Pensions<br>
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''European Sources about Virginians''<br>
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*Virginia Colonial Records Project<br>
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''Coats of Arms''<br>
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*Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms<br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<br>  
  
''Biographies''<br>
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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.<br><br>
  
*S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches<br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
*WPA Life Histories Collection<br>
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia Home.] Contact Us, Forms, News &amp; Events, Support the Library, About us, For The Public Section, For Localities and State Agencies Section, For Libraries &amp; Educators Section.<br>  
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*[http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F Online catalogue]. The LVA Catalog combines the "Books &amp; Journals" catalog, the "Archives &amp; Manuscripts" catalog, and the "Images &amp; Indexes" databases. You can search these catalogs simultaneously by using the "Full Catalog" page. You may also search each catalog separately by clicking on the catalog name or by using the navigation tabs above.<br>
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*Digital collections include: *Land Records; Vital Records; Virginia Death Indexing; Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers; Marriage and&nbsp;Obituary&nbsp;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; Virginia Colonial Records Project; Coats of Arms; Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms; Biographies; WPA Life Histories Collection.<br>
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/agencies/ccrp/ Circuit Court Records Preservation Program] Page dedicated to the Program and access to various links. For example: [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/virginia.asp County and City Records] - online guides and databases to county and city records available at the Library of Virginia, including court, land, vital, and probate records.
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Has a map collection, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Dunmore's War Collection, and Blandford Cemetery Survey Records Collection.  
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Has a historical map collection, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Dunmore's War Collection, and Blandford Cemetery Survey Records Collection. Also, books, periodicals, government publications, state newspapers from 1736 to present, Virginia state records from the colony's founding through the present, architectural drawings and plans, manuscripts, archival records, rare books, prints and photographs, and fine art.&nbsp; <ref>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/using_collections.asp Using the Collections] at Library of Virginia] (accessed October 2012).</ref><br>
  
 
=== 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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*Many items in the Library's collections are as Tiff images.&nbsp; Your computer will need to recognize and handle the .tif images properly.&nbsp; [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/tifftips.htm How to configure your computer for Tiff files].
:Fax orders: 804-692-3556
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*Ordering Materials. Pre-paid service fee required.  [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/order.asp Orders can be placed online, by mail, by telephone, or by fax.]
*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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*Please also check our calendar to ensure the Library will be open and available to the public during your planned visit.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
These items are available: Research guides; Newspapers guides; Census Records Guides; and Using the Library of Virginia Collections Guides.  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/guide_census.htm Guide to Census Records]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/search.asp?cx=003101711403383086340%3Axhathpp67to&cof=FORID%3A11&q=guides List of Guides]. These items are available for example: Research guides; Newspaper guides; Census Records Guides; Civil War guides.
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn16_biographical.htm The Library of Virginia Using the Collections Guide].
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*[http://anquestory.com/take-me-back-to-olde-virginie-no-fee-on-line-resources-for-genealogical-research/ Guide to Library of Virginia Website for Genealogists] by Anquestory.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===

Revision as of 22:35, 27 March 2013

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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. The Library is closed often during a given month for various reasons.[2]

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Library of Virginia Home. Contact Us, Forms, News & Events, Support the Library, About us, For The Public Section, For Localities and State Agencies Section, For Libraries & Educators Section.
  • Online catalogue. The LVA Catalog combines the "Books & Journals" catalog, the "Archives & Manuscripts" catalog, and the "Images & Indexes" databases. You can search these catalogs simultaneously by using the "Full Catalog" page. You may also search each catalog separately by clicking on the catalog name or by using the navigation tabs above.
  • Digital collections include: *Land Records; Vital Records; Virginia Death Indexing; Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers; Marriage and 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; Virginia Colonial Records Project; Coats of Arms; Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms; Biographies; WPA Life Histories Collection.
  • Circuit Court Records Preservation Program Page dedicated to the Program and access to various links. For example: County and City Records - online guides and databases to county and city records available at the Library of Virginia, including court, land, vital, and probate records.

Collection Description

Has a historical map collection, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Dunmore's War Collection, and Blandford Cemetery Survey Records Collection. Also, books, periodicals, government publications, state newspapers from 1736 to present, Virginia state records from the colony's founding through the present, architectural drawings and plans, manuscripts, archival records, rare books, prints and photographs, and fine art.  [3]

Tips

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. Visitors' Guide at Library of Virginia] (accessed 22 October 2012).
  3. Using the Collections at Library of Virginia] (accessed October 2012).