Prompt: Genealogy Libraries: Genealogy libraries (and dedicated departments in regular libraries) are true treasures in the family history community. Tell us about your favorite genealogy library. What or who makes it special?
How lucky can I be that I live in the Richmond, Virginia area? At least, when it comes to genealogical research. My favorite library is the Library of Virginia, followed closely by the local LDS library. I have other libraries I could sing the praises of *cough* Virginia Historical Society *cough*, but I have limited time to write this post.
The Library of Virginia is not just a physical repository. They have pioneered putting out digital records. There are still many more records to go. The genealogy library on the second floor is huge. They have many resources on hand including colonial records from other states. The archivist is on the same floor and you can request documents to view in the archives room.
If you have any Virginia ancestors (and most Americans who families have been here a while do), visit the Library of Virginia when you can. You won’t regret your trip.
Here is a link to a local news story on genealogy research at the Library of Virgina.