Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library Edition


Search billions of records and discover your family's history. Ancestry Library Edition is in-library use only.

​EBSCO eBooks History Collection

This collection features thousands of world history e-books for your research needs, covering an expansive range of history subjects. With EBSCOhost’s user-friendly search experience and simple download process, you’re sure the find the relevant content you’re looking for.

​Library of Virginia's Genealogical Resources

These collections document the history, culture, and people of the commonwealth and are available on paper and microfilm, as well as digitally. Search resources here

​Local History & Genealogy Inquiries with Suffolk Public Library

The Suffolk Public Library staff assists with limited genealogy research. View these guidelines regarding the local history and genealogical research conducted by the Suffolk Public Library.

National Archives Resources for Genealogists


Use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society


This small group has grown into a membership of over 300, and the Suffolk Nansemond Historical 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.