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Genealogy Room at Fincastle

A special room at the Fincastle Library is dedicated to genealogical research.  The collections include family history books, Virginia County books, cemetery information and books on Virginia history. Files of loose materials are included in addition to the book collections. A computer with family tree software is available on which people may add information about their families for viewing by other researchers. A microfilm scanner is also available to view the old newspaper from the town of Buchanan, Virginia as well as other microfilms. Classes about genealogical research are periodically offered at the libraries.

Local History Room at Eagle Rock

A special room at the Eagle Rock Library is dedicated to local history, where you can find pamphlets, yearbooks, genealogical resources, and more. Two computers are available in the room for research.


Genealogy Resources

Free access to Ancestry.com from within all of our libraries!

Cemetery Records

Find a Grave
Interment.Net


Local Resources

Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

Contains collections of primary source materials related to county history including marriage records from 1770 to the present, deeds and other land transactions, probate records, and many other resources. Staff are on hand to assist. For information, call: (540) 473-8274. See what records are available and plan your trip with the Fincastle Government Complex Map.

Botetourt County Genealogy Rootsweb page

featuring the African American Heritage Project

Library of Virginia Genealogical Research

Roanoke Public Libraries Virginia Room


Local Historical Societies

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