Members receive our monthly newsletter full of events, goings-on here at the Library, and articles of local interest.
Listed below are web sites that may be of interest to our members and visitors, including those of other historical societies in the area, genealogical resources, museums and libraries.
African American Historical Association of Fauquier County (www.aahafauquier.org)
Established to educate all in the African-American experience, while striving to create unity and build self-esteem, through programs, classes, workshops, and field trips.
Fauquier County (www.fauquiercounty.gov)
Website offers a bounty of information on the County. Visitors page is especially valuable to those planning to visit the area.
Fauquier County Public Library (www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/library) The library’s Virginiana Room, housed in the Warrenton Library, has an extensive collection of materials focusing on state and local history and genealogical research. The collection is open to all researchers whenever the library is open. Staff are available to introduce first-time users to the collection and to provide limited assistance to researchers. The library also welcomes historical and genealogical research questions by mail or e-mail. Although in-depth research by staff is not possible, staff members can search indexes for some historical and genealogical information.
Fauquier Historical Society (www.fauquierhistory.com)
This organization provides historic markers, educational programs, and information to guide visitors during their stay in Warrenton; including a walking tour of the Town of Warrenton’s historic district.
Southern Fauquier Historical Society (www.fauquierhistorylive.org)
Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc. is a group of everyday people that joined together for the purpose of documentation, preservation, and education of future generations on the history, culture and growth of Fauquier County and the surrounding areas.
Mosby Heritage Area Association (www.mosbyheritagearea.org)
Its mission is to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the extraordinary historic, cultural and scenic resources in the Northern Virginia Piedmont.
Counties Surrounding Fauquier
Culpeper County Genealogical Society (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vacgs)
The Culpeper County Genealogical Society is a non-profit educational society organized for the purposes of uniting people interested in Culpeper County, Virginia, history and family genealogy; encouraging preservation of records; promoting educational programs; and publishing literature related to local records and genealogies.
Museum of Culpeper History (www.culpepermuseum.com)
Has a wonderful collection of artifacts, photos, & memorabilia from an historic county.
Thomas Balch Library – Leesburg, Virginia (www.leesburgva.gov)
Search under Departments and Services. Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. It is designated as an Underground Railroad research site.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Manassas Museum (www.manassascity.org)
Search under Departments. This Museum has permanent and temporary historical exhibits that interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, videos, and images. It also houses the McBryde Library and Archives and Echoes.
The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (www.pwc.gov.org/library/relic)
Also known as “RELIC”, his center houses a special collection devoted to genealogy and local history with a focus on Virginia and Prince William County. Located at Bull Run Regional Library, it is open and staffed the same hours as the rest of the Library.
Rappahannock Historical Society (www.rappahannockhistsoc.org)
Library holdings include family files, birth, death, marriage, and will records for Rappahannock and surrounding counties where many of our residents found work, married and settled. The museum contains artifacts of the county, some of which are prehistoric, donated by descendants and generous benefactors. The Rappahannock Historical Society is committed to serving Rappahannock county, its residents and visitors, as an educational institution that promotes knowledge of the past for a better understanding of the future.
WARREN COUNTY AND FRONT ROYAL
Warren County Heritage Society (www.warrenheritagesociety.org)
The Warren Heritage Society is the Front Royal/Warren County community’s historical society, archives, and museum.
Virginia Genealogical Society (www.vgs.org)
Its mission is to promote and foster family history education and research, publish genealogical information, and share accumulated knowledge.
Virginia Historical Society (www.vahistorical.org) Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the commonwealth’s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Library of Virginia (www.lva.virginia.gov)
The collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.