College of William and Mary Library

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College of William and Mary Library

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Contact Information

E-mail:Contact Us at Earl Gregg Swem Library] (accessed 29 October 2012). <a href=""></a>

Address:Mailing Address at Earl Gregg Swem Library] (accessed 29 October 2012)

Earl Gregg Swem Library
College of William & Mary
400 Landrum Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Telephone:  757-221-3067; Chat swemrefdesk

Hours and holidays:Hours at Earl Gregg Swem Library] (accessed 29 October 2012).  

Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Visit <a href="">Hours page</a> to see upcoming Holiday schedule.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

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  • The section of the SWEM library for genealogical research is officially called the Mary and Dennis Rebman Virginia Genealogy Resource Center.
  • Fill out this online form to schedule a <a href="">Research Assistance Appointment</a>.


  • [ Subject Guide] for Genealogy Rresources at SWEM. Getting Started; Finding Books; Key Guides; Census Records; Ships' Passenger Lists; Vital Records; Will and Probate Records; Local History; Churches, Funeral Homes, Cemeteries; Newspapers; Periodicals & Indexes; Other Repositories; Web Links.
  • <a href="">Research Guides</a> Genealogy; History.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the College of William and Mary Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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