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The Williamsburg Regional Library seems to have an email system set up where you can ask for information; they could very likely point you in the right direction:

http://www.wrl.org

And the National Park Service in Jamestown offers some help:

http://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/genealogical-re...

I haven't done any research in Virginia, but I spent a couple of days at the Maine State Library in Augusta last summer, and they had a tremendous number of books that were very helpful. Most of the catalog was online, and between that and Worldcat I went in with a long list of books I wanted to read. (Which absolutely floored them. I showed them the laptop listing, and they just stared at it.) But they were also prepared to help people with no idea what they were looking for.

Since you have a limited amount of time, I'd suggest getting as much information as possible beforehand about what you're going to be looking for. You don't want to waste hours of time poking around, only to discover at the end of the day that what you were looking for was in a special room that was only open for two hours.

Nancy
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