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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

MAP GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
More Than Just a Pretty Picture:
Maps and Research at the Library of Virginia

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://mapsatlva.eventbrite.com/
Senior map archivist Cassandra Farrell will discuss the different types of maps that are helpful in genealogical research. Genealogists and those researching their family history will learn about the different symbols used and how to read a map (Who is the author? Where was it published? What is the prime meridian?). For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Irish Ancestry Research

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://irishancestryresearch.eventbrite.com/
Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt with the Ulster Historical Foundation will conduct a workshop about Irish and Scots-Irish research, including church records, land records, and Ulster Plantation sources for finding 17th-century families in Ireland. The Belfast-based registered charity and educational nonprofit is one of the leading genealogical resources on this topic and has helped transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Finding Your Virginia Family History:
An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://findingyourfamhistory-2020.eventbrite.com/
Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library of Virginia archivists Dawn Tinnell and Nathan Verilla to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://howtotraceyourvaroots-2020.eventbrite.com/
Library of Virginia archivists Amanda Morrell and Bill Bynum and reference librarian Becky Schneider introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. If you don’t already have a Library of Virginia card, plan to arrive early to sign up for one at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Finding Her: Our Female Ancestors

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://findingher.eventbrite.com/
Melissa Tennant, assistant manager of the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, leads this workshop focused on finding female ancestors. Though our female ancestors may be elusive, by understanding their roles in other people’s lives and community, we can find a variety of records documenting their lives. This workshop complements the Library’s exhibition "We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia." For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
African American Research at the Library of Virginia:
Reconstruction Through World War I

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://africanamericangenealogy2020.eventbrite.com/
Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs offers an overview of records created during the Reconstruction era through World War I and explores how they relate to African American genealogy. She’ll cover topics such as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; population schedules from the federal census; newspapers; and records from elections, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

CENSUS RECORDS GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia

Place: Computer Classroom
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://censusrecords2020.eventbrite.com/
United States Census records provide a framework for initial genealogical research as well as offering significant clues to comprehending a bigger picture of a person’s life—his or her family relations, community, migrations, and livelihood. Led by Library of Virginia staff members Kevin Shupe (senior reference archivist) and John Deal (editor), this hands-on workshop will demonstrate research strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. Contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001 for more information.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Virginia Genealogy to ca. 1850

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://genealogyca-1850.eventbrite.com/
Explore the methods and resources for researching Virginia genealogy prior to ca. 1850. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways that information can be found despite record loss and records that lack detail. This workshop includes an overview of colonial government, focusing on a variety of record types that will help to place an individual in a particular time and location and to potentially link generations together (provided that records survive). These include census records, tax records, and the records of religious organizations. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Finding Your Family History:
An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://findingyourfamhistor-oct2020.eventbrite.com/
Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library of Virginia staff members to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-692-3001

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: http://howtotraceyourvaroots-nov2020.eventbrite.com/
Library of Virginia staff members Amanda Morrell (reference archivist), Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager), and Annie Gannon (reference services librarian) introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. If you don’t already have a Library of Virginia card, plan to arrive early to sign up for one at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


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