The library edition of is available through any of the library's public computers.
HeritageQuest Online is available through the library website from any location, including at the library and at home.


favorite websites

Cyndi's List - Links to nearly 300,000 genealogy sites online— a great starting point for online research.

Family Search - Provides records, resources, and more from the largest genealogy organization in the world.

Find a Grave - Find gravesites of your ancestors or of famous persons in a database of millions of names and photos. Search by surname and location or cemetary name and a list of the famous by a birthdate or deathdate.

Legacy - Find recent obituaries from newspapers and funeral homes across the U.S.

RootsWeb - An online community affiliated with; search family trees, connect with other researchers, and more.

USGenWeb Project - Index of free genealogy websites for research.


local history 

The Elizabeth P. Biggs Local History room is located in the adult area of the library. This room houses the library's local history collection, including some local genealogical information.



Samuels Public Library has microfilmed copies of the Warren Sentinel and Northern Virginia DailyWarren Sentinel coverage begins in 1900 (with some early missing issues), and Northern Virginia Daily coverage begins in 1995. The library has a microfilm reader available for public use; it has both printing and scanning capabilities. The reference staff is available to assist with its use. Researchers may request a scanned obituary by emailing with the deceased's name and date of death.