Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although its primary focus is on the central Virginia area, the collection includes a wide variety of materials covering the State of Virginia as well as the surrounding states, including county histories and court records, family histories and genealogies, general works on the Civil War, county land tax and personal property tax records, and census records.

Materials of local interest include microfilmed copies of the Lynchburg newspapers, microfilmed copies of funeral home burial files, architectural archives, city directories, indexes of marriage and death notices, and microfilmed church records.

The Library also houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records.

 

Meet local author: Michelle Kidd. She will be at the Jones Memorial Library Reading Room, Saturday, September 30 at 4 pm for a short reading/signing of her novel Timeless Moments. Books will be available for purchase at event or at Amazon.com. Please call 434-846-0501, if you have any questions. We hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS
October 18, 2017

"'...In the Valley,' Morgan College's Virginia Collegiate & Industrial Institute" by Nancy Elizabeth Fitch, PhD

November 15, 2017

"Pierre Daura" by Barbara Rothermel, PhD

March 21, 2018

"Frank Wright, Jr. :Advertising Art for the Twentieth Century" by Jim Wright, MD

April 18, 2018

"A History of Lynchburg's newspaper: The News & Advance" by Joe Stinnett

May 16, 2018

"Answering the Call: Lynchburg, Virginia and the Great War" by Edmund D. Potter, PhD

All programs begin at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please call 434-846-0501