Ꚛ Maps: A comprehensive collection (1607-2019) of county and regional maps, including the Colonial era, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Coal Mining, Railroads and Rivers, and more.
Ꚛ Manuscripts: Original documents including diaries, church minute books, country store ledgers, family Bible records, letters, genealogy charts, and more.
Ꚛ Picture Collection: Over 23,00 County photographs, from tin-types to digital.
Ꚛ Rare Books: Includes out-of-print books and original manuscripts. Available to the serious historian by appointment. Many items have been photocopied for general use.
Ꚛ Cemetery Records: An alphabetical file of over 12,000 known burials in Chesterfield County recorded from family graveyards, church cemeteries and other resources
Ꚛ Vertical Files: An extensive alphabetical file on people, places and events in Chesterfield County, including newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, programs and flyers as well as promotional materials and historic records.
Family History Files:
Research files on Chesterfield County
Ꚛ Census Records: From Tithables in the late 1700s to 20th Century census indices.
Ꚛ Abstracts of Title Deed Searches: From the mid-1800s thru to the 1930s.
Ꚛ Periodicals: Copies of select newspapers as well as genealogical publications.
- Ask a Volunteer to assist you if you get stumped in your research.
Thank you for the
opportunity to assist in your research on
people, places, and events in Chesterfield
County history. As the birthplace of the
second permanent English settlement in the
New World with the first hospital, coal
mines, ironworks, tobacco farming, and many
other significant events, we have a history
we are proud to share!
We are only able to conduct research on Chesterfield County history and residents.
Please note that there is a minimum charge of $25.00 per research request. Copies and postage are extra. Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted to discuss the request and anticipated charge.
Public Speaking Requests
We can provide speakers to deliver PowerPoint presentations on the work done by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. There is no charge. Please call (804) 796- 7121.