Click on the section heading for more information.

Libraries – There are many local libraries with a wealth of information and resources. Click for more information.

Handouts – checklists, forms, and informational handouts from VBGS meetings

Mentors – A free service for and by VBGS members.

Surname List – VBGS member surnames and locations being researched.

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 Virginia Beach Public Libraries (sign in required) while covid restrictions are in place. (It doesn’t appear Chesapeake is offering this. Norfolk is back to in library use only.)
  • 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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