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Research Services

Research Library

 Stop by the Sargeant Museum during our public hours (Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm) and use the resources in our research library. Resources include books on Louisa history, past issues of the LCHS Magazine, and many different types of historical records (deed and will abstracts, vital record indexes, cemetery records, etc.).  A copier is available for public use for a small fee. No registration or fee required to use the research library during public hours.

Archival Research & Special Collections

Additional resources are available in LCHS archives and special collections that may interest researchers. An appointment is necessary to conduct research with our archives and special collections. 

Remote Research Services

If you are unable to come to our site, we can conduct the research for you for a suggested donation ($20/hour plus copy and mailing costs). Our trained volunteers can conduct research in our library, archives, and special collections as well as at the Louisa County Courthouse. Please contact our Research Coordinator through the form below to get started.

Piedmont Virginia History: The Land Between the Rivers


The society's digital archives

The Piedmont Virginia website gives users access to the society's collection, including unique items, some unobtainable elsewhere, vital to understand and illustrate the history,  people, and culture of the region as a whole. Other history-minded groups in the region have also contributed to the site.


We welcome you to browse through  individual items, exhibits, or the collections contributed by particular  historical societies or museums.

Research Inquiries

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Louisa County Historical Society

214 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA, USA

(540) 967-5975