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TimeFriday, August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
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The magazine of the Library of Virginia. Our quarterly magazine describes and illustrates the holdings and happenings at the Library of Virginia.

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Cast Your Vote for the 16th Annual People's Choice Awards

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the 16th Annual People's Choice Awards. Selected by input from Virginia librarians and independent booksellers, the finalists represent the most-requested titles by Virginia authors in fiction and nonfiction published in the past year. For nonfiction, books on a Virginia subject are also eligible.

Find Your Story

Genealogy is a hot topic that shows no signs of cooling off. DNA testing frequently makes headlines. TV turns family history into entertainment with shows like PBS’s Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Ancestry’s family history websites have more than 3 million paying subscribers. Articles in USA Today and Time have proclaimed genealogy as the second-most popular hobby after gardening and the second-most visited website category after pornography. There’s no denying that people today are fascinated with their family trees.

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow to Speak at the Library of Virginia on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 5:30 PM.

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, will appear at the Library of Virginia to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.

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