Virginiana & Genealogy

The Virginiana Collection

The Virginiana Collection has been expanded from the original collection of the old Charles Taylor Memorial Library. Rich in Virginia and Hampton history, these book & non-book materials are very useful for local history and genealogical research. Here's a small sampling of both.


  • 400 Years of Hampton History
  • Virginia Historical Index (E.G. Swem)
  • Family Histories
  • Virginia Census Indexes (1810-1870)
  • Yearbooks for Hampton high schools
  • Hampton and Newport News City Directories