Ancestry allows you to search billions of records and discover your family's history. What you need: Must access this site from within a Suffolk Public Library location and create a free Ancestry.com account
Use the City of Suffolk Cemeteries app to search the records of those interred or entombed at the City of Suffolk Cemeteries. This app also allows you to view your loved one's Living Memorials, Photos, Videos and Condolences shared by family and friends. All of this with GPS Navigation functionality to allow you to locate loved ones interred at the cemeteries. To submit a memory or photo of your loved one, click here.
EBSCO's databases give you access to many collections including history, continuing education, K-8 and more. The history collection features history titles across a variety of subjects, including Medieval History, History of Music, History of Science, History of the World, History of the Caribbean & West Indies, History of the Holocaust, Law in History, History of Philosophy, History of Africa, Art History, History of Technology & Engineering, History of Business & Economics, History of the Middle East, History of Latin America, History of Canada, History of Asia, History of Religion, History of Europe, History of the Military and History of the United States. What you need: Library card number
These Library of Virginia collections document the history, culture, and people of the commonwealth and are available on paper and microfilm, as well as digitally. Virginia Chronicle, which contains the Suffolk News-Herald, is a historical archive of Virginia newspapers, providing free access to full text searching and digitized images of over a million newspaper pages. What you need: Must be located in Virginia to access this resource
Use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry, access veterans' service records, find educator resources, and search America's founding documents.
This Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society has grown into a membership of over 300, and the Society has become an advocate for the community at large by bringing attention to people and places that are in danger of being forgotten or lost. Suffolk Public Library partners with the Society on a monthly Afternoon Conversations series at the Phillips-Dawson House for local history talks on a variety of topics.
You can find even more tools at our Suffolk Public Library locations.