Portsmouth Public Library

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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Portsmouth Public Library
Esther Murdaugh Wilson Memorial Room
601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
757-393-8501 ext. 6521
E-mail: localhistory@portsmoutva.gov
Hours: Normally 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(Staffed by volunteers so please call ahead for hours)

The collection in this room includes books, documents, photographs, genealogies, newspapers, Civil War records, and more.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

The following resources were found among the online local history resources for the Portsmouth Public Library. Visit the website online to learn about resources in the local history room which are not accessible online.

Colored Births 1857-1896

Marriages 1858 to 1901 A-F
Marriages 1858 to 1901 G-Q
Marriages 1858 to 1901 R-Z
Marriages 1901-1906
Marriages 1902-1907
Marriages 1921-1925
Marriages 1926 -1929
Marriages 1930-1935
Marriages 1936-1939

Barclay (Cradock)
Cheva Thilim (Jewish)
Gomley Chessed (Jewish)
Lincoln (African-American)
St Paul’s Catholic
Scotts Creek