Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Mission:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations

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Genealogy Research Requests

Thank you for the opportunity to assist you in your research on a person, place, or event in Chesterfield County’s rich history.  As the birthplace of the second permanent English settlement, the first hospital, major coal mines, ironworks, tobacco farming, and many other significant events, we have a history we are proud to share!  There is a minimum NON-REFUNDABLE charge of $25.00 per research request.  Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted, if necessary, to discuss any additional anticipated charges depending on the time required to complete the research. Basic requests for births, deaths, and marriages are priced differently and the researcher will contact you.   Note that we do have some genealogy materials from other parts of Virginia and surrounding states in our library. Our library is open by appointment, 804- 796-7131.  Please do not hesitate to call with questions, 804- 796-7131.  

  • 1st)  Fill out the Genealogical Research Request form and submit by either:

  • MAILING: The Chesterfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832

  • EMAIL:

  • 2nd)  Payments can be made by:     

  • MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832

  • ELECTRONICALLY:  Through PayPal

  • Once payment and the research request form has been received, a researcher will contact you to confirm your payment has been received and that research has begun. ​ Every attempt will be made to transmit data electronically at no charge; if that is not possible, postage and copies are extra.