Genealogy Research

Library Resources


Ancestry Library (Can only be accessed from within the library.)

Census, military, and vital records (Ask for staff assistance to log in)

Browse newspapers


Fold3  (Ask for staff assistance to log in)

Browse military records


Danville Register & Bee Digital Archive

Explore Danville history through local news, events and people. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. B/W microfilm available at Ruby B. Archie Library.



Other Online Resources



Genealogical records from a nonprofit family history organization



Final disposition information from around the world



Local Societies  


Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

African American genealogy resources


Danville Historical Society

Local city history organization


Pittsylvania Historical Society

Local county history organization


VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society

Genealogy society for the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont area