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Our archival partner, The Thomas Balch Memorial Library curates, preserves and protects the historical materials collected by the program, as part of its permanent research collection on the history of Loudoun County.

The Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg.

Its collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. It is designated as an Underground Railroad research site.

Thomas Library has a wide variety of traditional and electronic resources to aid researchers, including the Loudoun Laurels Collections.  Among them are bible records, books, broadsides, business records, cemetery records, census records, county and city government records, deeds and wills, electronic journals and databases, genealogical notes and charts, historic house files, magazines, maps, newspapers, oral histories, organization records, paintings, personal papers, photographs, postcards, posters, rare books, and more.

For more on the Balch click here or visit the library at 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA