About Us

History

 

The Augusta County Genealogical Society got its start with a small advertisement in both Staunton News Leader and the Waynesboro News Virginian.  Four individuals held the first meeting at the Augusta County Library in Fishersville, Virginia in October of 1996.  By April of 1997 there were 23 members.

The Society has continued to grow with the ever increasing interest of Americans in finding their ancestors.  Individual dues in 1996 were $12.00 per calendar year.  In 2006 they were raised to $15.00.  To become a member, click here.

In January of 2006, the ACGS became a non-stock Corporation.  In January of 2007, the ACGS was recognized as a 501 (C) (3) public charity with donations being tax deductible.  

Genealogy Research

 Since the beginning, the Society has maintained a library of various literature that is useful in doing research.  Included in this collection are periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, individual family records, and others.  This collection is housed at the Society's office.

The Society has a team of individuals who will do research upon request.  The fees are $10 per research hour for non-members and $5 per research hour for members.  Annual membership in the Society is $15.00.  In addition to the research fee, the cost of any copies, parking, mileage and postage will be added.  One hour of research fee is required to initiate the research process.  Research requests can be sent to ACGS, P. O. Box 436, Fishersville, VA 22939.  The research team can also be contacted through the ACGS Library telephone at (540) 885-1991. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our fellow genealogists, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Augusta County Genealogical Society

PO Box 436, Fishersville VA 22939

(540) 885-1991

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wed

Closed

Thu

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Other hours by appointment.