Category: Genealogy

Scouring the Past: March 27, 1941

The Dixie Theatre stood on the north side of Main Street and Fourth Street in downtown Williamsburg, and for a time Williamsburg had two theaters between the Dixie and the Lane.  The following article was taken from a 1941 issue of the Whitley Republican. Mindreader Coming to Dixie Theatre (Mar. 27, 1941) Judith Johnson, the …

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The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally May 5, 1868, but it is currently celebrated on the 4th Monday in May.

1892 Shotgun Wedding Reception

With Valentines Day close at hand, love is in the air which leads to the inevitable thoughts of weddings.  Weddings are often stressful times, but they can be especially stressful when the new mother-in-law does not approve.  The following news story was taken from the 1892 Williamsburg Times:

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Genealogy Database

The library now has access to a new genealogy database: Ancestry Library Edition.

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