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Start your historical journey here. RELIC's email newsletter highlights upcoming free events and happenings. Genealogy and local Virginia history are our specialty as a service provided by the Prince William Public Libraries. You can always find more about us on RELIC's webpage

RELIC service is now available in person at Central Library, 8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20110 and by email at [email protected] and by phone at 703-792-8380. 

Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m. Closed from 1:00  2:00 p.m. for Cleaning.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Contact-Free Curbside Pickup
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Doing family research is challenging for many reasons – don’t make it even harder than it needs to be getting tripped up by some common genealogical errors. This short prerecorded video covers a handful of fallacies and missteps which can lead your research astray if you don’t know how to look out for them.
OneNote is a free and easytolearn note–gathering and organization tool from Microsoft offering great utility for genealogists and family historians. Instructional Technology Coach Susanne Besecker breaks down the technical capabilities of this robust tool and demonstrates strategies on how to use it to organize your research and records. Registration required.
RELIC is a repository of thousands of monographs, hundreds of microfilm reels, and a wealth of other physical items – but we also have access to many specialized databases which allow us access to documents and data you might not otherwise be able to access. You might be surprised at the information we can access for you!
An unavoidable aspect of life in Northern Virginia is commuting, but 21st century drivers may be surprised to learn how much of their current commute follows routes which would have been familiar to residents two hundred years ago. In this prerecorded program, RELIC librarian Kirk Johnson will describe how the road network in the region evolved from the early colonial period to the Civil War.
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