08 September 2008

Virginia: Fairfax County Library resources, Sept. 16

Local libraries may hold genealogical treasures for researchers.

"Genealogical Resources in the Fairfax County Library Virginia Room," will be presented by Suzanne Levy, Virginia Room librarian since 1981. The program is under the auspices of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society and the venue is room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria.

The Virginia Room has a collection rich in regional history and genealogy, local and state government information and legal resources. Materials cover more than Virginia and also focus on Confederate Civil War military history. Other resources include maps, extensive photographic archive, manuscripts, local newspapers, and rare books.

Levy, who holds a BA in history (Michigan State University(, and a Master of Library Science (Pratt Institute), is a member of the Fairfax Genealogical Society, American Library Association, Historical Society of Fairfax County (chair, 2004-2006), and Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

She has worked as Cataloger, North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill library; State Documents Librarian, North Carolina State Library; Acquisitions Librarian, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library; and at two NYPL branch libraries.

For more details, see the link above.

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