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Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 PM - 6:55 PM

Beginning Genealogy SIG: Bobbie Landeck, our Past-President is heading up this new SIG. Please feel free to join her in the main meeting room where our membership Meetings are held.
OR
DNA SIG, in meeting rooms 3 & 4, for a lively discussion of DNA Topics.

Place: Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Salem Church Branch
2607 Salem Church Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Phone: (540) 372-1144

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Place: Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Salem Church Branch
2607 Salem Church Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Phone: (540) 372-1144

SPEAKER: Don and Susan Palma
TOPIC: “What You Need to Know About Adoption Searches Through the Generations”

Are you an adoptee that was given up for adoption? Have you been searching for your birth family for many years and hitting brick walls? Are you a birth parent looking for your child that you gave up for adoption years ago? Are you a sibling looking for your long, lost sibling that separated you by adoption?

Don and Susan will show you ways to search for long, lost loved ones. They are dedicated to solving cases locally, across the U.S. and International. Susan Palma is an adoptee that was reunited with her birth family in 1984 and 2017. For the past 27 years, she has been an investigative genealogist and reconnecting many long, lost families that were separated by adoption. Don Palma has also been reunited with his birth father’s family.

Never, ever give up looking. We have reunited brothers that were separated over 70 years! It will happen!!!

Susan Palma, PG, IG, is a professional genealogist whose company, The Missing Connection, reunites lost loved ones who have been separated by adoption for 25+ years. You can learn more about Susan at her website.or information, please email moc.liamg|avsgrf#moc.liamg|avsgrf


FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 | 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://findingyourfamhistory.eventbrite.com]

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) and Nathan Verilla (reference archivist) 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 vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 | 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-may.eventbrite.com]

Library of Virginia reference archivists Dawn Tinnell and Bill Bynum 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|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

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

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Out of the Shadows: Little-Known Records for Virginia Genealogy

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: [http://littleknownrecs2019.eventbrite.com]
Library of Virginia archivists Tom Crew and Jennifer Huff will discuss a variety of records that are often overlooked when doing family history research, such as Virginia penitentiary records, Prohibition Commission records, state mental hospital records, court order books, business records, and militia commission records. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019 | 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: Genealogy to 1870

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: [http://africanamericangenealogy2019.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|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia - in Yorktown
American Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown Phone: 804-692-3001

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870

Place: American Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)
Preregistration required: [http://africanamericangenealogyto1870.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. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: [http://historiccensusrecords.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 staff members Mary Clark (director of acquisitions and access management), Kevin Shupe (archivist), and John Deal (editor), this workshop will illuminate the particulars of each census, suggesting potential search strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. We will also introduce the non-population and special censuses, such as agricultural, slave, mortality, and veterans’ censuses, showing how they might provide useful insights. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia - in Yorktown
American Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown Phone: 804-692-3001

MILITARY GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research

Place: American Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)
Preregistration required: [http://tocommondefense.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 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 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. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Virginia Immigration Research, 1607–1952

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: [http://lvaimmigrationresearch.eventbrite.com]
Library of Virginia archivist Cara Griggs leads this workshop focused on records from 1607 to 1952 concerning the immigration of individuals who came to Virginia. Learn about passenger lists and naturalization records as well as strategies for identifying birthplaces through records that relate to immigration and naturalization, vital records, obituaries, cemetery records, the records of religious organizations, and records from an individual's country of origin. For more information, contact vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 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-nov.eventbrite.com]
Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Jennifer Huff and reference services librarian Zach Vickery 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|yemar.yelhsa#vog.ainigriv.avl|yemar.yelhsa or 804.692.3001.


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