Chesterfield Historical Society

Research Requests 


         Thank you for the opportunity to assist you in your research on a person, place, or event in Chesterfield County’s rich history.  As the birthplace of the second permanent English settlement, the first hospital, major coal mines,

ironworks, tobacco farming, and many other significant events, we have a history we are proud to share!

        There is a minimum NON-REFUNDABLE charge of $25.00 per research request.  Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted, if necessary, to discuss any additional anticipated charges depending on the time required to complete the research. Basic requests for births, deaths, and marriages are priced differently and the researcher will contact you.  


       Note that we do have some genealogy materials from other parts of Virginia and surrounding states in our library. Our library is open by appointment, 804- 796-7131.  Please do not hesitate to call with questions, 804- 796-7131.  


Fill out the research form and submit by either:

MAILING: The Chesterfield Historical Society, 10111 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832



Payments can be made by:     

MAILING IN A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:  The Chesterfield Historical Society, 10111 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832






Once payment and the research request form has been received a researcher will contact you to confirm your payment has been received and that research has begun. ​ Every attempt will be made to transmit data electronically at no charge; if that is not possible, postage and copies are extra. 


The following county records can be researched by volunteers:

  1. Deeds                                   1749-1967

  2. Wills                                      1749-1994

  3. Marriage Register               1855-1896

  4. Judgments                            1930-1989

  5. Plats                                      Can be researched only if Book and Page are known, or listed in Deed      


   The following books can also be researched:

  1. Marriages of Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1771-1854

  1. Cemetery books compiled by our Cemetery Committee: Gone but Not Forgotten and Chesterfield Churchyards

Other files and collections in the library:

  1. Family History Folders

  2. Manuscript File

  3. Vertical Files

  4. Photograph Collection

  5. Maps

  6. Veteran Database





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Library: (804) 796-7121

Administrative Office: (804) 796-7131


10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA