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Jones Memorial Library

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2311 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501-2648
+1 434-846-0501
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Great genealogy records, helpful staff

I came to the museum to do some research on my family history and the staff were so helpful and... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Kdewitte
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Toronto, Canada
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Incredibly Helpful Staff

I went to Jones Memorial Library several months ago when I needed to do some research for a person... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Greg R
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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2311 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501-2648
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"family history"
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

I came to the museum to do some research on my family history and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The museum is small but the displays are professionally curated and interesting. It’s also free, so go check it out!

Thank Kdewitte
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

I went to Jones Memorial Library several months ago when I needed to do some research for a person buried in Old City Cemetery, because I wasn't having any luck finding information online. Not only did the library have numerous books that were of help,...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

We went there because I wanted to investigate history of racial relations in Lynchburg. I remember a Virginia textbook from Linkhorne Junior High School--it was a standard Va public school textbook. It said that enslaved people were happy and the abolitionists were liars. It talked...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

If you need to do family genealogy in area around Lynchburg, make the Jones your first stop, not the last!

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Did alot of research on my family tree in this building. It was a wealth of information. I always felt at home reading the information.

Thank Walter S
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

Jones Memorial Library is a genealogy and history library. It's open to the public and provides free access to Ancestry.com, a popular family history website. The library also has a very helpful, knowledgeable staff that can help you find books, papers, microfilm and other documents...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice facility with plenty to assist in your search of a good book read, access to public computers and also help if you need it navigating around.

Thank brandinicole21
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

This library has been featured in a number of TV Genealogy Programs over the years. It is a lesser known treasure in Lynchburg. If you have southern roots or are just interested in local history, plan on making a visit sometime soon.

Thank brandsberg
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

Jones Memorial is located on the second floor of the Lynchburg Library building - Memorial Avenue side. It is not part of the library but has an extensive collection of genealogical materials for people researching their family's Virginia roots. I visited to find out more...More

1  Thank jim a
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whether looking up your family tree or finding more out about organizations' histories, it is a great place. Employees are very helpful. They also have several special programs annually for the public on a given weekday at 5 p..m.

Thank janeacv
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