The Greenwood Library offers an array of genealogy resources to help you start your family history project, or dig a little deeper. The Library offers access to Ancestry, Library Edition and Fold 3 in the library on any of the libraries desktop computers, or at home with your lancer net ID and password. We are also a Family Search Affiliate Library with access to more resources. As well, the Greenwood Library offers a Genealogical Reference Section providing patrons with easier access to local and regional publications. Also available are newspaper resources resources that can help you discover more about your family history.
The Greenwood Library has microfilm copies available in the Library of the Farmville Herald up to 2014. Virginia Chronicle also has editions of the Farmville Herald from 1899-1910 available online here.
The Library also offers the following book resource to assist with searches in the Farmville Herald.
Check to see if digital papers are available for the time and place you are searching.
Try browsing different papers during the timeframe of the event.
Use Quotation marks when searching an individual's name.
Try variations of a persons name. Like nicknames, commons spellings, middle initials, etc
Search for keywords associated with the event, rather then the specific person.
Use the information you know about an event, person, date or place to try different searches.
Be patient and try different searches, just make sure the papers are digitized for the place and time period you are looking for.
If you have any questions or need any assistance using one of our resources please feel free to email Jamie Krogh at firstname.lastname@example.org.