VBGS information


There are many local libraries with a wealth of information and resources. For more information, click here.


Click here for checklists, forms, and informational handouts.
(Resources from the How-To and Writers Group sessions are also here.)


If you need help or guidance, the VBGS mentors are here to help you. This is a free service for VBGS members. Check them out here.

Surname List

A list of surnames and their locations VBGS members are researching. Click here for the list.

Special Offers

  • Lighting the Path to Local History, in Virginia Beach Public Library’s Digital Archives, includes thousands of postcards, photographs, local maps, family papers, yearbooks, and more. Access at home through the Norfolk or Virginia Beach Public Libraries (sign in required) while covid restrictions are in place. (It doesn’t appear Chesapeake is offering this.)
  • annually – National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair each October! Go here to register and check out past events.
  • At-Home Learning from the Library of Virginia – inculdes digital collections, online exhibitios, activities, ebooks, and more! check it out (no end date listed)


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