The schedule for University of Mary Washington’s Great Lives Series is up! These lectures are free to attend and begin at 7:30 pm. For more information and to view the schedule, 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
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
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.
To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans, an exhibition at the Library of Virginia, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015. Virginia and the American Slave Trade’s program time is 9:00-12:45 pm, and New Orleans and American Slave Trade’s program time is 2:00-5:00 pm. The event is free but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.vamem.com/03-21-2015.