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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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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