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Explore Your Roots at Augusta County Library

We have some wonderful resources available to our genealogists out there! Whether you’re a beginning family researcher or far along your search to find your ancestors, there’s something for you at the library.


AncestryYou can have free access to our library subscription of Ancestry.com when you visit any ACL location. Discover long lost relatives, look at original documents, and find out more about your family.


Augusta County Genealogical Society

Augusta County Library was excited to welcome the Genealogical Society as they moved into our main Fishersville Library in April of 2013. The ACGS Library is located in the mezzanine and is open for limited hours each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ACGS also offers additional availability by appointment. To speak with ACGS, call them directly at (540) 885-1991. During scheduled hours, one of their volunteers will answer; when the library is closed, leave the Society a message and they will return your call at their earliest convenience.

Since their founding, the Society has maintained a library of various literature that is useful in doing research. Included in this collection are periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, individual family records, and more:

  • Obituary books for selected years from 1935-2006 (project in progress)
  • Augusta County church histories
  • Cemetery listings
  • Various Augusta County marriage licenses starting in 1851
  • Family histories
  • Research files of Rev. Elswick


Heritage Quest Online

Funded by the Library of Virginia, HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Genealogists of any skill level can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.


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