The Research Center

The Research Center

The Genealogy and Research Center at the museum offers one of the most sophisticated genealogy research libraries in Southside Virginia. The Genealogy and Research Center is an excellent means to help fill in the gaps of one’s family tree and learn more about the general history of the Town of South Boston, Halifax County, and other surrounding areas. All you have to do is ask!

Some available resources:

  • One-on-one assistance from a volunteer museum research assistant
  • Access to and other online resources
  • Over 1,500 book and 2,000 historical archives, manuscripts, and files
  • Family-Tree Maker

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: by appointment only

Contact Information:

please contact the museum at or call 434-572-9200.