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

Jan
12
Sat
2:00 pm Genealogy: Where to Start @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Genealogy: Where to Start @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interested in researching your family history, but not sure how to begin?  Genealogy: Where to Start will give you the[...]
Feb
9
Sat
2:00 pm Finding Elusive Females in Your ... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Finding Elusive Females in Your ... @ Virginia Room - Main Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
One of the biggest challenges in genealogical research is the pursuit of female ancestors.  Come learn some research strategies to[...]

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.