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.
BoCo History Detectives
Investigate Botetourt County’s rich history through stories about the lives of people who came before us. Then, learn how to research and record your own family’s stories for future history detectives.
Free access to Ancestry.com from within all of our libraries!
** For a limited time, you can access Ancestry from home. Just click here to go to our catalog, log into your account at the top, and then click the Ancestry link on the left-hand side of the page. **
BackgroundChecks.org – a beginner’s complete resource guide to Genealogy
Cyndi’s List – A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
FamilySearch – Genealogical records from a nonprofit family history organization
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. 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