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*[http://www.vahistorical.org/ Virginia Historical Society home page]. Research, Exhibitions, Education, Visit, Membership, Giving, Publications, News &amp; Events, About the VHS, Museum and Shop, Virginia House, Contact Us, Social Media sites, Calendar, Enews, and donate.  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/ Virginia Historical Society home page]. Research, Exhibitions, Education, Visit, Membership, Giving, Publications, News &amp; Events, About the VHS, Museum and Shop, Virginia House, Contact Us, Social Media sites, Calendar, Enews, and donate.  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm Virginia Historical Society] Genealogical Research Page.  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm Virginia Historical Society] Genealogical Research Page.  
*[http://vhs3.vahistorical.org/star/x.starmarc.html Virginia Historical Society Online Catalog]: Search Library and Manuscript collections. Also on [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].
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*[http://vhs3.vahistorical.org/star/x.starmarc.html Virginia Historical Society Online Catalog]: Search Library and Manuscript collections by keywords, subjects, authors, titles, or call number. Also available on [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/publications/past_issues.htm Virginia Magazine of History and Biography], tables of contents, indexes, online access tips  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/publications/past_issues.htm Virginia Magazine of History and Biography], tables of contents, indexes, online access tips  
 
*[http://unknownnolonger.vahistorical.org/ "Unknown No Longer."] A Database of Virginia Slave Names.
 
*[http://unknownnolonger.vahistorical.org/ "Unknown No Longer."] A Database of Virginia Slave Names.
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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] fpollard@vahistorical.org (Frances Pollard, Chief Librarian)

Address:[2]

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Telephone:[3]

• Main: 804.358.4901
• Library: 804.342.9677
• Genealogy information: 804.342.9649
• Fax: 804.355.2399

Librarians can also provide limited assistance to researchers over the phone 804.342.9677.[4]

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed federal holidays.[2]

Public transportation, maps, and directions:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

  • The VHS does have numerous materials and collections helpful to genealogists, such as access to Ancestry.com; various indexes such as Virginia Historical Index; Census Records; Land Records; Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Lists; Military Records; Wills; Vital records and Obituaries; county court records and histories; Bible records; genealogical notes; newspapers; bound serials, maps; 19th–21st century photographs; and African-American genealogy.[5]

Tips

  • It should be noted that most of our collections have not been digitized and thus are not available for viewing online. Please note that we have closed stacks. This means that researchers must fill out call slips in order to request and examine materials from the library collections. More information about library procedures.
  • The VHS researchers can provide Research Services (maximum of one hour) for a prepaid fee of $25.00. This includes a limited number of photocopies.
  • Submit your Request for photocopies of library and manuscript materials online.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Virginia Historical Society, 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

  • Library of Virginia, digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
  • 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. Organizational Directory, Library at Virginia Historical Society (accessed 22 October 2012).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Visit the VHS at Virginia Historical Society (accessed 22 October 2012)
  3. Contact Us at Virginia Historical Society (accessed 22 October 2012).
  4. Research Assistance at Virginia Historical Society (accessed 22 October 2012)
  5. Research at Virginia Historical Society (accessed 22 October 2012).