1. You can expand your knowledge of Stafford’s history by attending Stafford County Historical Society’s monthly meetings. They are usually held at 7:30 p.m., the third Thursday of each month, at the Stafford County Administration Building. Sometimes during the summer, they go on field trips to interesting Stafford sites.
2. Other organizations like local DAR and SAR groups and Civil War Roundtables have frequent meetings. Sometimes they discuss Stafford’s history. You must check their website calendars to see the topics of discussion.
3. There is not a Stafford Genealogical Society, but there is a regional society. It is called: Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society. Its address is P.O. Box 42013, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Contact them at FRGSVA@gmail.com
4. If you are searching for photographs, you can download them, at no cost, at a Library of Congress Prints and Photograph site. Their address is: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/
5. Simpson Library at the University of Mary Washington has an on-line catalogue site at http://libraries.umw.edu/ If you find a book you wish to use, you can request it using the Inter Library Loan (ILL) system.
6. If you need a book that is at another library, even in another state, you can fill out an “Inter Library Loan form” at a library. A small amount, for postage, might be charged. The book will arrive at your local library.
7. Many Mormon churches throughout America have local stake libraries. Most contain wonderful research books, many genealogical records, and local interest books. Call your local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and find out if they have a stake library. There is a stake library at 1399 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA 22554 Phone:(540) 659-5523.
8. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also has a free website to help with genealogy research. It is here.