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Genealogy Resources

Free access to from within all of our libraries!

** Through December 31, 2021, 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. **

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – 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.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

FamilySearch – Genealogical records from a nonprofit family history organization

National Archives Resources for Genealogists

National Genealogical Society

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Cemetery Records

Find a Grave

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. Plan your trip with the Fincastle Government Complex Map.

Botetourt County Genealogy Page

featuring the African American Heritage Project

Library of Virginia Genealogical Research

Roanoke Public Libraries Virginia Room

Local Historical Societies

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