VGS Spring 2018 Conference Now Open for Registration!
VGS is pleased to announce that registration for their Spring 2018 Conference is now open! The conference, Exploring Your Family's Past - One Page At a Time will be held in Richmond, Virginia on 27-28 April 2018. Friday will include a free day of research with experts available to assist researchers at the LIbrary of Virginia. Saturday's schedule includes a choice of sessions from three tracks:
Finding Your Ancestors-- Doing It Right the First Time
Researching Presbyterians and Their Scottish Connections
Additional information and a link for registration can be found under Conferences.
Early Bird Registration is available until 1 April. Prices increase $10 after 1 April.
Vendor information can be found here.
A Look Back
"A Look Back" is a series of articles compiled by VGS Governor-at-Large Conley Edwards containing articles from past issues of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and its predecessor The Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly. These articles have been selected for
- introducing genealogical collections of significance,
- providing helpful approaches in resolving genealogical confusion, and
- providing research advice.
A list of the articles if available to non-members under the Members Only section. Members can download articles of interest for their personal use.
The first article is now available in the Members Only section.
New Members Only Content: Your Virginia Reference Shelf
VGS has added a listing of useful resources with links to key genealogical references that should be on every Virginia genealogists bookshelf or bookmark list! See VIGR under Members Only or click here!
More 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists!
MORE Additions!! 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists Added: Brooke, King and Queen, James City, and Randolph Counties
As John Frederick Dorman, Editor of The Virginia Genealogist, notes below, the 1800 U.S. Population Census does not exist for Virginia (with the exception of Accomac and Louisa Counties). However, the 1800 Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists exist for nearly every county and city that were a part of Virginia in 1800 and are the most useful substitute for the non-existent Virginia 1800 U.S. Population Census. In volume 3 (1959) of The Virginia Genealogist, Mr. Dorman, began the publication of the existing 1800 Personal Property Tax lists for Virginia with Albemarle County. He continued publishing these lists through volume 50, the last volume for this publication, and ended with Princess Anne County. VGS picked up where The Virginia Genealogist left off and published the remaining lists in its quarterly, The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
Volunteers with VGS have begun transferring these lists to a spreadsheet and preparing them for publication in the Members Only section of the VGS website. The tax lists for Albemarle, Amelia, Bath, Brooke, Charles City, Elizabeth City, James City, King and Queen, Randolph, and Warwick Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and Winchester are now available to VGS members.
Stay tuned for more to be added in the near future!
We thank all those volunteers who are working to make these lists available to us!