Genealogists and hobbyists alike will find the research tools listed on this page valuable tools to use during their research. You can use your valid, full service Virginia Beach Public Library card
to access resources listed on this page. When asked, enter your library card number with a capital D and without spaces.Research Tools from your LibraryAmerica's Obituaries and Death Notices
: Where can I find an obituary? Use this resource to find death records from newspapers across the U.S.Ancestry Library
: Visit the library to use this resource. Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
: Are you looking for maps of American towns and cities? These fire insurance maps are valuable tools for genealogists, planners or anyone who is interested in the history, growth and development of American neighborhoods, towns and cities.
Genealogical Forms & ChartsFamily Group Record
: Find your ancestors using the name search in the census index. There are full page images of U.S. census records and other primary source materials.ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Norfolk Journal and Guide
: Genealogists, researchers and scholars will enjoy easy access to first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events from 1921 to 2003.Other Online Research ToolsCyndi's List
: Need a starting point for your online genealogy research? Try Cyndi's List. It's a categorized listing of genealogical resources on the Internet.Family Search
: A free web site for anyone looking for family trees, genealogy resources and records. It also includes a learning section that offers free, online genealogy research courses.Rootsweb
: Try Rootsweb for family trees, mailing lists and message boards to connect with others, as well as genealogical records.
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