Whether you’re just beginning to explore your roots or are far along in your search to find your ancestors, there’s something for you at Augusta County Library.

Special Collections

The  mezzanine level of the Fishersville Library hosts the library’s special collection  related to local history and families. These titles are listed in our catalog with an SC designation.  Holdings include: 

  • Obituaries
  • Out of Print and Rare Books 
  • Maps
  • City Directories
  • Local and Regional History Books
    Family Records
  • Microfilm of Local Newspapers (historic and current)

Library visitors have free access to our subscription of when you visit any ACL location. Discover long lost relatives, look at original documents, and find out more about your family. Please note, Ancestry is only available for free when you are in the library. 

Genealogy Roundtable

The Fishersville Library’s Genealogy Roundtable meets quarterly on Saturdays to discuss specific research topics. See our program schedule for the next meeting date and topic.


Augusta County Genealogical Society

The Augusta County Genealogical Society’s Library is located in the mezzanine level of the Fishersville Library and is open to the public for free  on 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays or by appointment.

(Due to COVID, the Genealogical Society may not be available during their normal hours. Please call to verify that their office is open before coming in.)

Call them directly at (540) 885-1991. During scheduled hours, one of their volunteers will answer; when the library is closed, leave a message and they will return your call at their earliest convenience.Augusta County Genealogical Society logo

Since their founding, the ACGS 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 
  • Augusta County church histories
  • Cemetery listings
  • Augusta County marriage licenses starting in 1851
  • Family histories
  • Research files of Rev. Elswick

Learn more at the ACGS website.