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Genealogy Resources

Our genealogy resources, both print and digital, can be used to find information about your family or ancestors. Although our materials are focused mainly on Richmond, we have collections that span the state of Virginia. Richmond Room staff is happy to help with navigating our genealogical collections during regular business hours or by appointment.

For genealogy research assistance or to learn more about our collections, please email us or give us a call.

Genealogy Collections


  • City and suburban directories beginning in 1819 (covers City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Chester, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Mechanicsville, Sandston, and Rockville)
  • Telephone books beginning in 1912
  • Biography ephemera files sorted by name
  • Yearbooks
  • Various 18th and 19th century marriage, deed, and will books by county
  • Virginia Revolutionary and Civil War registers
  • Various Virginia pension and land grant records
  • 18th century Virginia vestry books

Online Genealogy Resources