Journal of the Historical Society of Western Virginia now available digitally.

The journal can be accessed here .

The Virginia Room is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

As an affiliate library, Virginia Room patrons may access additional digital records not available outside a family history center or an affiliate library. These digital records include images and names indexes. Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format that affiliate libraries have access to.

The Roanoke Valley in the 1940s by Nelson Harris

In collaboration with the Roanoke Public Library Foundation, local author and historian Nelson Harris has written a new book on the Roanoke Valley in the 1940’s. With years of research and thousands of newspapers and other resources scoured, this book contains invaluable information about life and happenings in the Roanoke Valley in a time period not covered by many books on Roanoke history. There are also over 300 photographs featuring life in the area in the ’40’s!

Copies are available now at any library in the City of Roanoke ($75.00, cash or check.) Contact the Virginia Room for further information!