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Genealogical Research

An overview of resources available at Swem Library for Genealogists along with ideas for other places to conduct research in the area.

Williamsburg Family History Center

The Williamsburg Family History Center is part of the larger network of centers organized and managed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who also run the website. They have no reference library collection, but the center is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable and helpful, especially for the budding genealogist. They also host periodic workshops and brown bag sessions, which are listed at the above linked site. Their hours are:

Tues: 9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm
Wed: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Thur: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 6:30 to 9pm
2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat: 9:30am – 12:30pm
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays

The center is located within the LDS church in Williamsburg located at: 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188. It can be reached via email at: