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Library resources

Whether you're an amateur historian, a genealogist, or a professional scholar, our staff at the Virginia Historical Society can help with your research needs. We offer several different guides, indexes, and finding aids to assist you. 

Do you have a question about our collections? 

You may contact one of our reference librarians through the Ask a question about our collections” form or by calling 804.342.9677.

Are you interested in ordering photocopies or digital reproductions?  

Our staff can help with your requests.

Are you interested in researching our collections? Our finding aids, guides, and awards may be helpful.
Find out more about Researcher resources
The VHS has many resources to help with your genealogical research.
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V. Dalle Lucke Family 1991.1.17796.1
Are you researching a Virginia property? Our library contains many resources to help you research Virginia properties and localities.
Find out more about Looking for a place or property
Blackburn Mss5:10 B5628:1, pg 69
Our collections contain a wide selection of business history records, from single-volume account books to massive record groups.
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Loew's Theater 2008.1.1