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Emily's Reference Guide

Genealogy & History

Fold3

Fold3 contains searchable digital images of records; including census, war, and naturalization files. Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Emily's Reference Guide

Genealogy & History

Heritage Quest

Data on people and places using records covering the 1700's - 1900's. Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy & History

Oral Histories

Content for this is coming SOON™

Emily's Reference Guide

Genealogy & History

Virginia Historical
Highway Markers

Virginia's Historical Marker program is the oldest in the nation, beginning in 1927, and is searchable online.

Emily's Reference Guide

Genealogy & History

Virginia Memory

Provides online Digital Collections, Reading Rooms, Exhibitions & Online Classrooms.

Emily's Reference Guide

Genealogy & History

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest

Montgomery County's Cohabitation Register has been indexed and posted in The Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory site. Genealogists and local historians may find the content interesting.