Genealogy Centers at Brunswick County Library and Richardson Memorial Library offer local genealogy information, local history documents, blank genealogy research forms, and staff willing to help patrons with their searches.
The Pritchett Local History and Genealogy Room in the Brunswick County Library contains all of Dr. Pritchett's working papers, articles, and books, including his book titled Civil War Soldiers from Brunswick County, Virginia. Other local history books, documents and items donated by individuals and groups are also available. The Brunswick County Library maintains the microfilm reader/printer of the Brunswick County Clerk of Court. On hand for review are microfilm records of deeds, wills, marriages, census, and much more.
The Genealogy Center at Richardson Memorial Library is maintained in partnership with The Greensville County Genealogy Society. Society members have provided files with the genealogical records for several local families, information on Greensville and Emporia cemeteries, a collection of obituaries from The Independent Messenger from September 8, 1996 through December 31, 2000, and other valuable information. Richardson Library has bound copies of The Independent Messenger from 1973 through 1982, and July 1984 through December 1985. Funeral cards from the early 1980s to present are arranged alphabetically in binders. Available on microfiche are U.S. census records for Greensville County and other Virginia localities from 1790 to 1930; local birth, marriage and death records from 1853 to 1935; Greensville land tax books from 1782 to 1850; and a 1991 Guide to County Court Records. Several publications and articles written and donated by local author and anthropologist, Ray Sasser, as well as other local history books may be found in the Richardson Reference collection.
Search our catalog to locate specific items on local history or genealogy information.
In addition, books of historical significance for and from the region are available for sale within the library system.
Online is a digital resource that combines searchable U.S. federal
census records and digitized books of family and local histories from
around the country. This online resource is an essential collection of unique
material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. You may
access this resource from home with your Meherrin Regional Library
card number through Find It
Virginia. You may also
access it from any