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.
Introduction to Genealogy Series
The Augusta County Library will host a three-part series that will provide an Introduction to Genealogy on Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 21 at 10 a.m. Each week will focus on a different aspect of researching family history with presenters from the Augusta County Genealogical Society. You may attend just one or all of the sessions.
Topics will include how to start genealogical research, constructing family trees, accessing Ancestry.com for free, and using archives such as court records, census schedules and military service logs. Participants will also receive an orientation to the special collections of the Augusta County Library and the Augusta County Genealogical Society Library.
There is no charge to participate in the workshops and light refreshments will be provided.
Special Collections at the Fishersville Main Library
Our adult department’s mezzanine level hosts the library’s special collection of books related to local history and families. Obituaries, some records, microfilm copies of historic local newspapers, and more are available. All items in the catalog that start with the SC designation can be found in this area.
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
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