Visitors and researchers coming to the John K. Gott Library will find a wealth of genealogy and family research materials, particularly those related to Fauquier County, as well as historical research already completed and compiled by others, books and items that may not be available elsewhere, and many other unique resources and documents.
Knowledgeable volunteers are available to assist with research and guide people to other sources. To make the collection more useful, the library's volunteers are also working on sorting and indexing the papers and other resource materials, and cataloging the book collection.
In addition to serving as a resource for genealogical studies, FHPF owns a collection of rare historical photographs. Prints of these photos and permission to use them are available for purchase.