Tracing Your Family

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

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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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A Checklist for Genealogical Neophytes A Checklist for Genealogical Neophytes

By Crrlstaff
Want to start researching your family history Complete this helpful checklist before you begin!
Want to start researching your family history Complete this helpful checklist before you begin!
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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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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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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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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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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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