Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although our primary focus is on the central Virginia area, the library’s collections include 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 houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records. We also preserve more than 3,000 sets of architectural drawings of area homes and buildings.

The library is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday
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UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS
February 4, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Genealogy for You!

February 15, 2023

5:00 p.m.

An Inside Look at the Redevelopment of the Historic Allied Arts and Carter Glass Buildings

March 15, 2023

5:00 p.m.

Lynchburg’s Civil War Monuments: Updated Reflections on ‘Should They Stay or Should They Go?’

March 18, 2023

Note: 1/28 lecture POSTPONED to 3/18/2023
4:00 p.m.

An Afternoon with Amber Kerr

April 19, 2023

5:00 p.m.

The Long Life and Lingering Afterlife of American Slavery

May 17, 2023

5:00 p.m.

Two Hundred Years in the History of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, Virginia

All programs are held at the library. For more details visit our Events page. Questions? Call 434-846-0501