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.
Alexandria 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists Added!
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 both Albemarle County and Alexandria 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!
Get Involved in VGS!
Are you an enthusiastic person with good customer service skills who enjoys genealogy and history, and has a life-long love of learning?
Then volunteering at VGS may be for you!
2017 VGS Officers and Board Members
The following officers and board members were elected at the VGS annual meeting in April 2017.