Monday, October 25, 2010

Family History Month

October is Family History Month. Whether you are new to genealogy or have already completed your family tree, here are some resources that will help you celebrate your past.

Visit the Fauquier County Public Library Virginiana Room, which has an extensive collection of materials covering Virginia and local history/Fauquier County. If you are looking for copies of specific records (birth, census, death, etc.), be sure to consult our Fauquier County Records chart to determine whether a trip to the library or the county's records room is in order.

Access the library's subscriptions to Ancestry Library (in-library use only) and HeritageQuest Online (access from home with your library card). The library has also put together an online index to the Fauquier Democrat/Times-Democrat if you're trying to narrow down a birth, marriage or death date for a resident of Fauquier County.

Check out a how-to guide as well as the extensive list of staff-recommended genealogical/local history websites on our Local History/Genealogy page.

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