The Library of Virginia is the official Virginia State Archives. This website is the best resource for locating genealogical records in Virginia.

“As the commonwealth’s library at the seat of government and the state archives, the Library of Virginia’s collections of books, periodicals, government publications, newspapers, architectural drawings and plans, manuscripts, archival records, maps, rare books, prints and photographs, and fine art are unsurpassed in depth and scope. These collections document the history, culture, and people of the commonwealth and are available on paper and microfilm, as well as digitally.”

Alphabetical Listing of all of the guides, indexes and research databases.

Library Catalog allows you to search our print, manuscript, and archival collections.

Virginia Memory is the new home of the Library’s digital collections.”


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