Our research librarians are able to provide a moderate amount of research (maximum of one hour) for a prepaid fee of $30. This includes a limited number of photocopies. The fee is waived for Virginia Historical Society members.
The fee is nonrefundable, and research results are not guaranteed. Researchers are encouraged to contact a reference librarian before submitting their research request, either through the “Ask a question about our collections” form or at 804.342.9677.
Also, note that although the Virginia Historical Society has genealogical materials, the principal library for genealogical research in Virginia is the Library of Virginia, which serves as the official archival repository of the commonwealth.