Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Contact Information[edit | edit source]
Address: Central Library: 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone: 434.979.7151, Fax: 434.971.7035
Hours of Operation, Central Library:
Monday - Thursday : 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday : 9am - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm (Closed Sundays Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day)
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, which includes the Central Library and seven branch libraries plus the Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society, serves a population of over 200,000 residents with nine locations and a Bookmobile. With combined holdings of 500,000 items, the library circulates over 1,600,000 items annually. Library users have access to online databases and downloadable books 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Special Collections of Genealogical Interest[edit | edit source]
Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only): Portal for Ancestry.com's popular collection of more than 7,000 databases and 200 billion images, including immigration records, censuses, vital records, family histories, court and legal documents, directories, photos and maps.
Ancestry for Virginians: A collection of Virginia birth, death, marriage, divorce and Confederate pension records from the Library of Virginia. Users are required to sign up for a free Ancestry.com account to access this content.
HeritageQuest: A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that contains over 25,000 family records and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
FamilySearch (in library use only) is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. JMRL's branches are all affiliate libraries, meaning patrons have access to over 2 billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of your library or a FamilySearch family history center.
The Albemarle - Charlottesville Historical Collection in the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society building at 200 Second St., NE, contains over 2,000 books and bound periodicals, as well as photographs, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, newspapers, and vertical files relating to the history of our community.
To access available information, first log into FamilySearch.