• The resources linked below have been selected to help you complete your research.
     History of Loudoun County The History of Loudoun County Website - numerous maps and pages dedicated to colonial, civil war, and more recent events in Loudoun County.
    Journey Through Hallowed Ground Extending from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and West Virginia, and ending at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a fascinating glimpse into American history, teeming with battlefields, historic sites, charming towns, and breathtaking natural beauty.
    Chronicling America
    An Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers dating back to 1836, Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
    Encyclopedia Virginia The Encyclopedia Virginia is a comprehensive resource about the American Civil War in Virginia. Information includes a timeline and dozens of entries on key figures, events, and battles.
    Mosby Heritage Area The mission of the Mosby Heritage Area Association is Preservation through Education - to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the extraordinary history, culture, and scenery in the Northern Virginia Piedmont for future generations to enjoy.
    American Memory
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
    Thomas Balch Library One of the Thomas Balch library’s missions is collecting and preserving printed, manuscript, photographic, cartographic and genealogical documentation of Leesburg, Loudoun County and the surrounding region. The library actively seeks and welcomes donations of original business records, diaries, correspondence and photographs documenting life, culture and history of Leesburg and Loudoun County. 
    Boundary Stones
    Boundary Stones is a blog about local history in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. On this site, we strive to provide interesting, informative and accurate blog posts based on a variety of reputable sources including history books, articles, websites, interviews, newspaper accounts and primary source materials.
    The library also has a number of print resources in our local author section. 
    For help citing primary sources click here.
Last Modified on December 5, 2016