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Welcome to the   Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Margaret Martin O’Bryant Research Library

200 Second Street, NE

Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

434.296.1492

[email protected]

COVID-19 Updates: The Research Library is currently open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, and Saturday, 10am – 2pm, by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 434.296.1492 or email [email protected]

Our Collections

Our collections will soon be available for discovering. Please be patient as we compile our catalogs.

If you’d like to help with our catalog projects, please contact our volunteer coordinator Sterling Howell at [email protected]

Books

We have over 4,000 books in our collection! Titles can be found by searching the

JMRL Catalog

 

Vertical Files

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.

Index coming March 2021

Businesses

Family A-C

Family D-J

Family K-O

Family P-S

Family T-Z

Houses of Worship

Schools

Wars

 

Manuscript Collection

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!

Access the Manuscript Catalog

 

Pamphlet Collection

Our pamphlet collection has never before been accessible online.

Beginning Fall 2021 you can start to browse our pamphlet catalog.

 

 

Other Local Resources

Newspapers

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)

Table of Contents

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.

Albemarle County in Virginia

June Ask-a-Genealogist Handout

McIntire Library
Market Street Park

Downtown Charlottesville
200 Second Street, NE
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

434-296-1492
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Research Library Open
By Appointment
Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm