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.
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.
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.