Mary Lovell (her preferred double first name
kind of like Mary Ann) is a lover of history and
genealogy.  Raised in Northern Virginia and the
Richmond area she has deep ancestral roots in
Virginia. She is very experienced in archival
preservation and has worked several years
preserving Virginia Beach historical
items/collections at the Meyera E. Oberndorf
Central Library.   Much of this work included
scanning pictures and documents many of
which are available for viewing at:,      
Local History and Genealogy

She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and
education and a Master’s degree in Library
Science.  Mary Lovell has taken several seminars
and weeklong workshops sponsored by the
Society of American Archivists.  Mary Lovell
looks forward to demonstrating preservation
techniques, giving you suggestions on what can
be done with items and assisting attendee’s
encapsulation of one small flat item each
Save your Treasures!  Wed, March 18 program @ SRC
Biographical information for Mary Lovell Swetnam