Community - The Past in Pictures

Preserving the History of Roanoke Neighborhoods

The Virginia Room at Roanoke Public Libraries, in cooperation with community partners, invites you to share early pictures of Roanoke neighborhoods taken before 1975.
Read more about this project and how you can help.

Genealogy Classes

Mar
9
Sat
2:00 pm Expand Your Research: FindMyPast... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Expand Your Research: FindMyPast... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to navigate findmypast, a database of billions of exclusive records from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland and[...]
Apr
13
Sat
2:00 pm Expand Your Research: FamilySear... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Expand Your Research: FamilySear... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn what resources are available on the FamilySearch database. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help[...]

Unlocking the Archives

‘Unlocking the Archives’ is a blog dedicated to the Virginia Room archives.

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Virginia Room Databases

Databases can be accessed with a library card.

AncestryLibrary Edition is only available in the Roanoke Public Libraries.
Find My Past is only available in the Main Library and the Virginia Room.