Hey all, if you have some time tomorrow, join Melvin J. Collier as he presents webinar Confirming Enslaved Ancestors Utilizing DNA. It is being held April 8, 2:00 pm Eastern. For more information, click here
Fredericksburg Family History Day will be held Saturday, March 19 at the LDS Chapel. The theme is Connecting Our Stars, and the keynote speaker is Dr. William Pretzer, Senior Curator for History at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, click here
Virginia Genealogical Society’s Spring Conference is being held April 29-30, 2016 at the Library of Virginia. This year’s theme is Library of Virginia: Records and Research Stategies. Included is a tour of the library, which is sure to be pretty darn awesome. I had the good fortune of attending last year’s conference and enjoyed myself.
For more information, visit vgs.org
It’s that time again! The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair is being held October 21 and 22, 2015. Visit http://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/ for more information. There are also handouts available for participants. There are several informative classes for both the novice and pro genealogist.
If you’re around the Fredericksburg, VA area, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is hosting a free fall genealogy workshop being offered from the Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society. The workshop is being held Saturday, October 12 at the downtown branch. The theme is Discover Your Family History: Topics for Beginners to Advanced. To attend, either register by email to FRGSVA@gmail.com or call 540-621-7732. Classes include Understanding DNA, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Burned County Research.
Restructuring the American Family, a free program being held at the Library of Virginia, will be on October 14, 2015. The library’s archivist will share stories found in their collection and discuss resources available by the library for others to use.
Check out the library’s website, http://www.lva.virginia.gov, for more information and upcoming events.
Fredericksburg Family History Day is being held March 14, 2015 at the LDS Chapel off of Bragg Road. Classes include Tips for Reading Old Handwriting, Genealogy 101 and 102, Researching the Library of Congress, and several other informative classes. For more information, visit http://fredvafamilyhistoryday.com
The Virginia Genealogical Society’s Spring 2015 Conference is being held April 10-11, 2015. The focus will be on using Ancestry as a research resource. On Friday, April 10, attendees will visit the Library of Virginia for research, and Saturday, April 11, attendees will meet at the Holiday Inn off Staples Mill Road. For more information, click here.
It’s that time again! The National Archives Virtual Fair is being held October 28, 29, and 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. There are lots of presentations being held, and I am personally looking forward to the Preserving Your Personal Records program. For more information, click here.
Attend the University of Virginia’s national symposium, Universities Confronting the Legacy of Slavery, being held October 16 and 17, 2014 at the university. The symposium is free and open to all, but sign up is required. For more information, click here.