The Fredericksburg, Virginia Family History Day will be held at March 1, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The address of the location is 1710 Bragg Road, Fredericksburg, VA. Attendees will have the option of choosing 20 different classes, including DNA in Genealogical Research, African American Research, and Genealogy 101. The keynote speaker is Greg Crawford, Local Records Program Manager at the Library of Virginia. For more information and to register, visit Fredvafamilyhistoryday.com.
The National Genealogical Society’s 2014 Family History Conference will be held May 7-10, 2014 in Richmond, VA. The conference will feature several tours around Richmond, as well as access to many research facilities, including the Library of Virginia. Registration opened December 1, 2013. To access the NGS Conference blog, click here.
I’m looking forward to PBS’s newest collaboration with Henry Louis Gates, Jr, called The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. It will begin airing on Tuesdays from October 22 to November 26, 8-9 pm ET. For additional information, including a blog and videos, click here. To share your own story, click here.
For those with ancestors or are researching people from Rappahannock County, VA, here is the link for African American marriages for years 1854-1930. I used this register to find ancestors for a family I was assisting in their family research. Click the link above to access the website.
I recently came across this advice on finding Virginia slave owners. I tried it but it didn’t work for me; however, these tips might work for you or others! Click here to read and try the advice.
I was lucky to have traced many of my ancestors back to their last slave owners because of their county’s cohabitation list and the Virginia Slave Births Index.