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Jones Memorial Library

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Most helpful resource in 20 years!

I was coming to Lynchburg for other reasons,& searching for things of interest to me. Thank you... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Christy C
Richmond, Virginia
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
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I was coming to Lynchburg for other reasons,& searching for things of interest to me. Thank you Trip Advisor, b/c that's how I learned about this amazing resource. They are a genealogy & history library, separate from the local library, but housed on the floor...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christy C
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kdewitte
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Greg R
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank divermom3
Reviewed March 30, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank susanmassachusetts
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Walter S
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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Suzanne R
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank brandinicole21
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.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Norma B
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

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank jim a
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