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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (FRGS Membership Meeting)

"Finding those elusive Maiden Names"

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
CRRL - Salem Church Branch
2607 Salem Church Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Topic: Maiden Names - One of the most difficult aspects of genealogical research. Ray will give us some insights & tips on how to find those names.

Presenter: Ray Maki

Ray joined FRGS in 2011, the year he moved to Fredericksburg from Connecticut where he had been actively involved with the inception of his Hometown’s genealogy club. He served as VP – Programs from 2012 to 2015 and as VP –Membership in 2016, here in Fredericksburg.


Friday, May 18, 2018 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870
Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: https://africanamericangenealogy2018.eventbrite.com

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac#vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac or 804.692.3999.

Library of Virginia | 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | http://www.lva.virginia.gov


Friday, May 18, 2018 (FxGS Membership Meeting)

Myths, Fairy Tales, and Stories Grandma Told

7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall
2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027

Lecture Description: Family stories usually contain at least some true facts. But what do you do when almost nothing is true? This program demonstrates how a 25-year brick wall was broken down.

Presenter: Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., is a Certified Genealogist SM, specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He is a graduate of NGS’s American Genealogy: Home Study Course, (1994), a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives (1996 & 2001), the Institute of Genealogy and History at Samford University (2010).

Chuck teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Adult and Community Education (ACE) program and is an instructor for the NGS course Beyond the Basics. He lectures at many of the genealogical societies in the Washington DC area, NIGR, and in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; has published genealogy articles in journals, magazines and newsletters; and is co-host of a public television genealogy program in Fairfax County.


Saturday, May 19, 2018 (FxGS Education Program)

Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors

10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall
2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027

Lecture Description:
Sometimes you need to be able to identify an ancestor without his “name tag.” Characteristics such as occupation, birthplace, signature, age and family members can be helpful in locating individuals in records, as well as in distinguish individuals of the same name.
Comparing information found in one record to that of another record can help determine if they refer to the same individual. Many different characteristics of an individual can be used in this comparison. This technique can be especially useful to overcome indexing issues where you ancestor’s name may not be identifiable, or in situations where a name has been changed.

Presenter: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, is a professional genealogist, lecturer and instructor. She is a course coordinator and instructor at genealogy institutes, and speaker at national conferences. Angela enjoys serving as a facilitator for the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists Education Fund, and on the board of the ProGen Study Program.


Friday, June 8, 2018 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
MILITARY RECORDS GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
To Provide for the Common Defense: Virginia Military Records Research
Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: https://militaryrecordsresearch2018.eventbrite.com

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia’s founding in 1607 to the end of World War II. Library staff members Tom Crew (senior reference archivist) and Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) present records unique to the Library, as well as records available here on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed resources. Service in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II will be highlighted, along with militia service through the centuries, as well as lesser-known conflicts such as the War of 1812 and the French and Indian War. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac#vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac or 804.692.3999.

Library of Virginia | 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | http://www.lva.virginia.gov


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (FRGS Membership Meeting)

"Newspapers - More than Just Notices and How to Find them."

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
CRRL - Salem Church Branch
2607 Salem Church Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Topic: How to find more than just Birth, Marriage & Death Notices. The Social Columns provide insight into the life and times of our ancestors, as well as accidents, murders, etc. Trish will provide tips on how to locate the local paper, whether it is hard copy, microfilm or online.

Presenter: Trish Little Taylor

Trish Little Taylor is a member of FRGS, a librarian and has been doing genealogy since 1978. She started learning about doing research on her family lines while working at the Library of Virginia. She has attended genealogical conferences in the US and Ireland and has obtained Irish Citizenship. Her Grandfather, William Little, immigrated to the US in 1901. She has taught Irish genealogy classes at Brookdale Community College and has given presentations at two Virginia Library Association Conferences. While at Portsmouth Public Library, she spoke at workshops on various topics including African American genealogy.


Friday, July 13, 2018 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
How to Trace Your Virginia Roots
Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: https://virginiaroots2018.eventbrite.com

Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Tricia Noel and reference services librarian Sarah Huggins introduce you to the types of records in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. 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 vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac#vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac or 804.692.3999.

Library of Virginia | 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | http://www.lva.virginia.gov


Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Reconstruction–World War I
Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: https://libraryofvirginiaafricanamericangenealogy2018.eventbrite.com

This workshop provides an overview of records created during the Reconstruction era through World War I and explores how they relate to African American genealogy. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs covers topics such as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; population schedules from the federal census; newspapers; and records for elections, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac#vog.ainigriv.avl|ttayw.enirehtac or 804.692.3999.

Library of Virginia | 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | http://www.lva.virginia.gov


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