200 Second Street, NE
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
The Research Library is currently open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, and Saturday, 10am – 2pm. We highly recommend calling or emailing to make an appointment. This ensures that we have staff available to assist you. To make an appointment please call 434.296.1492 or email [email protected]
Our Vertical Files cabinets contain newspaper clippings, researchers’ notes, family trees, and other miscellaneous information on a variety of area families and topics. Click on each category to access the index.
Our manuscript collection has never before been accessible online.
Beginning April 2021 you can start to browse our manuscript catalog.
New manuscript collections are added weekly!
Our pamphlet collection has never before been accessible online.
Beginning Fall 2021 you can start to browse our pamphlet catalog.
Charlottesville Daily Progress Digitized 1892-1964 (University of Virginia)
Virginia Chronicle (Library of Virginia) – Virginia newspapers
Chronicling America (Library of Congress) – nationwide newspapers
Central Virginia Genealogical Association
The Central Virginia Genealogical Association (CVGA) was formed in July 1977, to encourage, foster, and organize genealogical research, teaching, publishing, education, and recording.
The Central Virginia Heritage is CVGA’s quarterly publication. We have the following issues in the ACHS collection:
Volume 1 – Volume 36 (current)
Albemarle County in Virginia by Rev. Edgar Woods
Rev. Edgar Woods’ 1901 classic, Albemarle County in Virginia, has been digitized (text searchable too!) and is available at archive.org.
Virginia Cavalcade was a quarterly Virginia history and culture journal published by the Library of Virginia from 1951 to 2002. Want to know what articles were published about Albemarle County? You can search the table of contents of every issue! Then come visit us at the Historical Society – we have every issue published in our library.