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Tracing Your Family

Explore your family history with local and national resources for genealogy research.

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Discover Your Roots Events Discover Your Roots Events

Whether you're just beginning to research your family tree or are looking for more advanced techniques, we have classes to help you.
Whether you're just beginning to research your family tree or are looking for more advanced techniques, we have classes to help you.
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The Virginiana Room The Virginiana Room

The Virginiana Room provides resources for genealogists and those interested in local history.
The Virginiana Room provides resources for genealogists and those interested in local history.
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AncestryLibrary AncestryLibrary

Research your family on this online resource for genealogy research, available at all library locations.
Research your family on this online resource for genealogy research, available at all library locations.
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Genealogy Resources Genealogy Resources

Use these resources from our catalog to begin your search. Includes remote titles.
Use these resources from our catalog to begin your search. Includes remote titles.
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Virtual Virginiana Virtual Virginiana

When you can't make it to the Virginiana Room, check these books, directories, and indices online.
When you can't make it to the Virginiana Room, check these books, directories, and indices online.
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A Checklist for Genealogical Neophytes A Checklist for Genealogical Neophytes

Trying to trace your family tree can be a challenge. You'll find many helpful suggestions here.
Trying to trace your family tree can be a challenge. You'll find many helpful suggestions here.
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Genealogy Genealogy

Our genealogy page connects you to great online resources - and our experts in the Virginiana Room who can help guide your search.
Our genealogy page connects you to great online resources - and our experts in the Virginiana Room who can help guide your search.
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New in Virginiana New in Virginiana

recommended by CRRLAdults
These are relatively new books on local and state history, most of which can be checked out by our customers.
These are relatively new books on local and state history, most of which can be checked out by our customers.
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Special Topics in Genealogy Special Topics in Genealogy

recommended by CRRL_VirginiaJ
Once you've mastered the basics, these books will guide you as you research particular populations or kinds of records in more depth.
Once you've mastered the basics, these books will guide you as you research particular populations or kinds of records in more depth.
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Getting Started in Genealogy Getting Started in Genealogy

recommended by CRRL_VirginiaJ
These books will give you a good grounding as you begin the search for your family's past.
These books will give you a good grounding as you begin the search for your family's past.
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