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- The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Fax: To order materials by mail or fax, please print and complete the applicable forms from the categories listed below, and return them to the Library of Virginia with payment. A fee of $25.00 is charged for all returned checks.
Fax orders: 804-692-3556
Hours and holidays:
The Library's regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Please check our News & Events or contact us for any changes to our regular hours due to holiday closings, special events, or inclement weather.
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Internet sites and databases:
Digital collections include:
- Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants
- Virginia Death Indexing
- Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers
- Marriage Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
- Obituary Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
- Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index
- Index to Wills and Administrations
- Bristol Church and Family Cemeteries Index
World War I
- World War I History Commission Questionnaires
- Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts
- Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows
- Index to Confederate Veteran Magazine
- Index to Virginia Confederate Rosters
- Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications for Admission
War of 1812
- Index to War of 1812 Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls
- Culpeper County Classes, 1781
- Dunmore's War (Virginia Payrolls/Public Service Claims, 1775)
- Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants
- Revolutionary War Land Office Military Certificates
- Revolutionary War Public Service Claims
- Revolutionary War Rejected Claims
- Revolutionary War Virginia State Pensions
European Sources about Virginians
- Virginia Colonial Records Project
Coats of Arms
- Index to Sources on Family Coats of Arms
- S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches
- WPA Life Histories Collection
If you cannot visit or find a record at the Library of Virginia, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
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- National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
- Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.
- Maryland State Archives, census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.