Genealogical Resources at the Pittsylvania County Library

By Herman Melton, Henry Mitchell, and Sarah E. Mitchell

The Pittsylvania County Public Library (see website) on Military Drive in downtown Chatham is a significant resource for researchers of local genealogy.

Pittsylvania County Library

The library contains over 48,000 volumes, including an excellent genealogical and local history section with the following notable items (see more complete listing):

In the microfilm cabinets at the Reference Section are found the following National Archives microfilms of the U. S. Census:

Other microfilms on file are:

Photocopies and copies from microfilm are 10¢ per sheet.

Library hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 10 to 12. The library's address is: Pittsylvania County Public Library, 24 Military Drive, Chatham, VA 24531 (telephone 434-432-3271).


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This webpage is sponsored by Mitchells Publications and the Sims-Mitchell House, Chatham, Virginia.