Genealogical Research

heritage
HeritageQuest™ Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
You'll need your Library card number to access this database from home.

ancestry
Ancestry Library has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census data, vital statistics, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™ Online.
To use this database you must use an onsite Library computer.

Mary Ball Washington Museum
The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library complex is located in the heart of Lancaster County on Virginia’s Northern Neck. The Museum/Library was established in 1958 and took the name Mary Ball Washington to honor the mother of the nation's first president. Mary Ball was born in Lancaster County, just eight miles from the Museum. The Museum seeks to recapture the stories and the rich history of the people of Virginia's Northern Neck. The Museum’s collections include several historically significant buildings in the village of Lancaster Court House. Every item, every aspect, has a story and a connection proving that history is neither static nor carved in stone. New stories surface, like arrowheads long buried, providing constant shifting of information that gives vitality to history. Our activities include educational programs, exhibits, living history presentations, tours, research and writing.


These services are free to our patrons, but donations are appreciated. To make an online donation, click on the PayPal icon below.