Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical database featuring a variety of family history resources.

Ancestry - Virginia Genealogy
Access genealogy records that pertain to Virginia.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is provided by Proquest and features expertly selected open primary source documents from specific time periods in the US history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Fold3 by Ancestry is a digital database to search and browse historical military records with eas by combining official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. More than 470 million searchable records span hundreds of years.

HeritageQuest Online combines searchable images of U.S. federal census records, family records, and local histories. provides historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s with 4,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world.

The Roanoke Times shows full images of the daily paper from 2018 to today and full-text articles from 1990 to the current issue. Create alerts for specific search criteria, read and listen to articles, and save the items to your account. Available through Newsbank.