Find 23072 archives. Archives maintain vital, family, and genealogy records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
Williamsburg Vital Records Archive 1126 Professional Drive Williamsburg VA 23185 16.0 miles from 23072 757-253-4740
Hampton Traffic Records Archive 40 Lincoln Street Hampton VA 23669 19.0 miles from 23072 757-727-6540
Portsmouth Police Records Archive 711 Crawford Street Portsmouth VA 23704 32.6 miles from 23072 757-393-8737
Virginia Beach Records Archive 2424 Courthouse Drive Virginia Beach VA 23456 43.1 miles from 23072 757-385-4123
Archives managed by government entities are generally accessible to the public. Many offer regular public hours while others may only be open by appointment. Some Archives may include special collections that restrict access more stringently than general collections. Archives maintained by private organizations may not be accessible by the public.
No. The public use of an Archive is much more restricted than is typical for items in a public library. Archives often require visitors to register, provide identification, and submit request forms in order to view an item in the collection. In addition, most Archives have detailed usage guidelines in place to prevent theft or loss of Archive materials.
Yes, many Archives are interested in accepting materials of enduring historical value. Archivists will evaluate potential donations to ensure that they meet the Archive's standards. Archives will typically require that a deed of gift be signed that legally documents the transfer of ownership of the donated materials.