The Shenandoah County Library maintains a wide array of resources to help you conduct historical research both online and at the Shenandoah Room and Truban Archives. These include:


-Archivist Zach Hottel who is available 10:00AM-5:30PM, Monday-Friday. You can contact him via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (540)984-8200 with questions or research requests. We also recommend you call ahead if you are visiting and need access to the archives.


-A team of on-call research assistants who, with advance notice, are available to assist with the following topics:

Richard Kleese Civil War        
Jan Hood Genealogy, Funkhouser family
Bonnie Painter Genealogy, Hamburg area, Birth/Baptisms, Painter Family
Judy Stickley Genealogy, Deaths, Marriages, Coffman Family
Dan Smith Veterans, Military, Research resources
Karen Cooper Genealogy, Hottel-Keller, Colonial Period, First Settlers, Muhlenberg
Judy Reynolds Schools, Reynolds Family
Barbara Adamson Genealogy, Strasburg


Contact the archives to schedule a research appointment with one of these individuals 


-Research services provided by the Shenandoah County Historical Society who will conduct two hours of in depth research on local families and historic topics for $30. Contact the archives for more information.