Come out to celebrate Fairfax County’s 275th anniversary 17 June 2017 from 10am to 4pm. There will be food trucks (we like food!) and over 80 organizations and attractions to keep you busy and entertained. For more information, click here.
If you’re going to be in the Fredericksburg, VA area in early March, please be sure to support and meet Hidden Figures Author, Margot Lee Shetterly! This event is being held at University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium on Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can contact me for more information.
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
There is a free genealogy conference being held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Family History Center in Laurel, Maryland. The event is sponsored by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and African American Special Interest Group. The keynote speaker is Angela Walton-Raj. I am sure this will be a great event!
For more information, visit http://www.wdcfhc.org/AAHGS-Conf/index.html
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
The Culpeper County library will hold training for transcribing Freedmen’s Bureau records on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the library’s meeting room. This project assists the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, contact the library.