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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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | 5:30 AM–8:00 PM

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Telling Your Family History Story

Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required: [http://www.tellingyourfamhistory.eventbrite.com]

Get tips and inspiration from two speakers who have moved past basic genealogical research and now compile fuller stories for their family histories. Samuel Hayes's lecture, “The Intersection of a 42-Year Family Search and the Age of DNA,” focuses on how DNA research filled in several gaps within his family tree, as well as the impact of slavery on his ancestors' lives. “Put Some Meat on Them Bones – Telling the Stories,” the lecture from Rosemary Cantrell, shows the importance of storytelling and explains how you can use background information about locations, organizations, neighbors, local and historical events, and other tidbits to tell a fascinating and accurate story of an ancestor’s life, even when few actual facts are available. 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/


WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25,26, & 27, 2019 l day long touring

**based at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Frankfort KY

GRAVES FAMILY GATHERING AND TOUR
Local historical and Graves family sites - touring Louisville, Bardstown, Frankfort, Woodford Co., & Lexington KY
Especially for but not limited to descendants of Graves of Virginia and St Marys Co. Maryland who migrated to Kentucky in the 1700s and early 1800s.
FREE

The focus largely is on participants who are in Graves Family Association (GFA) genealogies ( http://www.gravesfa.org/charts.php )connected to this touring area of Kentucky—#62, 94, 96, 111, 174, 261, 602, 603, 606 and 630 as well as #46, 77, 96, 111, 118, 150, 152, 215, 220, 270, and 511 since Family Tree DNA testing in Houston indicates that these “Graves family tree branches” have shared common “recent” ancestors dating back to the 1700s in Virginia and Maryland. All Graves descendants and gen #s welcome - Kentucky is a great place for everyone to visit!

This gathering follows ones held in 2015, 2016, 2017 in Harrisonburg-Staunton VA, Bardstown KY (4 counties), and Williamsburg-Jamestown VA respectively. These brought together known cousins and close Y-DNA matches from various Graves branches. Planners for this and earlier gatherings are Deb Lowe in Danville KY moc.oohay|1_ewolad#moc.oohay|1_ewolad 859-319-8012, Michael “Mike” D. Graves in Houston TX moc.oohay|044gdm#moc.oohay|044gdm 832-857-7815 and Steve Graves in St. Petersburg, FL moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs#moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs 727-804-3399. Tour schedule being developed. To receive full details and updates contact Steve Graves moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs#moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs 727-804-3399.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 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: [https://www.findingyourfamhistory-october.eventbrite.com/]
Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library 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 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/


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Dunn Loring Fire Station
2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA. 22027

FAIRFAX GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FALL FAIR
Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? Is haste generating waste in your genealogical life?

Place: Social Hall in rear of fire station
Cost: $35 for members; $45 for non-members, late registration after 15 October is the relevant fee, plus $10
Registration required: [https://2019fxgsfallfair.eventbrite.com]
All of us as genealogists, including professional ones, eventually wish we had not been so quick to jump to conclusions. We chastise ourselves because we were in a hurry and didn’t write down exactly where we got that record. Learn methodology to state with authority whether two women of the same name, born in the same year and living in the same area, are really one woman. Or perhaps cousins who share a common grandfather. Or perhaps sisters-in-law who have nothing at all but husbands in common. This event includes three hours of lectures, vendors, lunch and socializing with other genealogists. Come join us!


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.
Keep track of all our genealogy workshops here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/genealogy_workshops/



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