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.

Classes & Programs

Jan
22
Wed
10:30 am Genealogy: Where to Start @ Belmont Branch Library
Genealogy: Where to Start @ Belmont Branch Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Interested in researching your family history, but not sure how to get started?  This class will teach you tips and[...]
Feb
26
Wed
10:30 am Vital Records Are Vital @ Belmont Branch Library
Vital Records Are Vital @ Belmont Branch Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to locate and use vital records in genealogical research.
Mar
25
Wed
10:30 am Using State and Federal Archives @ Belmont Branch Library
Using State and Federal Archives @ Belmont Branch Library
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn what types of records are available in state and federal archives and how to locate them.
Apr
22
Wed
10:30 am Census Records and Cluster Genea... @ Belmont Branch Library
Census Records and Cluster Genea... @ Belmont Branch Library
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Explore how census records and cluster genealogy (using records generated by friends, associates, and neighbors) can enrich your genealogical research.
May
27
Wed
10:30 am Genetic Genealogy Basics @ Belmont Branch Library
Genetic Genealogy Basics @ Belmont Branch Library
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how DNA tests can enhance your genealogical research.

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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.