Local History & Genealogy
Genealogy Room at Fincastle Library
The Genealogy Room at Fincastle houses various collections, including family histories, Virginia County books, cemetery records, and books on Virginia history. A microfilm scanner is available to view old newspapers from the town of Buchanan, Virginia as well as other microfilms. A computer is available in the room for research. Classes about genealogical research are periodically offered at the libraries.
Local History Room at Eagle Rock Library
A special room at the Eagle Rock Library is dedicated to local history, where you can find pamphlets, yearbooks, genealogical resources, and more. Two computers are available in the room for research.
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Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) strives to preserve African-ancestral family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
The DAR Library was founded in 1896 as a collection of genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff and genealogists.
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