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Prince William Public Library
Prince William County

PLEASE NOTE our current hours:

While access to the RELIC collection is available whenever Bull Run Library is open, there may not always be a RELIC staff member available to help. If you require individual assistance and/or are traveling from a distance, you may wish to call 703-792-4540 and/or email us to verify the hours when RELIC staff will be available. Current staffed hours for RELIC.
RELIC offers a variety of historical and genealogical materials for the study of Prince William County persons, places, and events. Here is a summary of types of materials we collect. (See our catalog for a full listing of our holdings.)

African Americans
   U.S. Colored Troops
Cemetery records
Church records
County government records on microfilm
Family files
Genealogical exchange file
Government Officials  
Real estate atlas and directory (County Mapper and assessment data)
School yearbooks
Vital Records
Here are some primary online sources for historical research in Prince William County:
Roots in Prince William: A Pathfinder. An exhaustive guide to many of the important and little-known sources for our early history.
Local News Index: An index to news stories and obituaries that have appeared in the Potomac News, Manassas Journal Messenger, and other Prince William newspapers since 1993. Prepared by RELIC volunteers. A work in progress. Includes some obituaries as early as 1970.
Prince William Digital Library: Documents, data and images of Prince William County.
Prince William Reliquary: Our online magazine of Prince William history and genealogy, published since 2002.
Prince William County Genealogy, blog by Carolyn Lynn.


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