The Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference will be held 6-7 April 2018. The the Joy of Genealogy conference will be located at The Westin at Tyson’s Corner. Lectures include Irish Research, African American Research, and Finding Their Religion Along the Way. For more information and to register, 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
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.
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.
So, who’s been watching Finding Your Roots? *Raises hand* Me!! I have to thank this show for making me pick up where I’ve left off with my genealogy brick wall/dead-end.
Tuesday’s episode has especially made me more focused than ever to find more information about my ancestor and his parentals. I believe it was Angela Bassett’s ancestor who had a different last name than his parents. Her ancestor was sold off from his family, and he took on the surname of his last slave owner. Well, I have a similar situation. Years ago, I located the marriage license of a great grandfather and grandmother. His parents had a different last name than his. Let me tell you, I have searched and searched, but have gotten no closer to knowing the truth. I will try and try again to figure this out! And hopefully, I will have a story to tell!