Virginia Genealogical Society
Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS)! We hope this site will make it easier for you to find resources to tell the story of your family. Whether or not you are a Society member, we invite you to explore our site.
 
If you are a member of our Society, please take advantage of content, features, and special offers which are only offered to members. For example, the Surname Research feature gives you an opportunity to share information with other members who are researching a common surname. You may discover you share an ancestor with one (or more) of our over fifteen hundred members! I'm certainly hoping this helps me find some new cousins. 
 
We encourage you to check back often as we add exciting new content. Our website also includes continual updates of genealogical and historical events scheduled in the Commonwealth.  Let us know what you think.
 
Mary Vidlak
President

 

Beyond Fundamentals:
Techniques to Jumpstart Your Research
 
Cari A. TaplinJoin VGS for Our First Virtual Conference! On 24 October 2020, spend the day (virtually) with Cari A. Taplin, CG®. We are excited to have Cari, a nationally known speaker, join us for our first virtual conference. The day will include four lectures, door prizes, and the VGS annual meeting. Registration is now open at EventBrite. Registration closes at midnight, Eastern Time, on 18 October 2020.
 
 

 
 

Statement from VGS
 
Events of the past months sadly demonstrate that as a society we have fallen short in our commitment to social responsibility, justice, and anti-racism. The Virginia Genealogical Society reaffirms our commitment to our mission of promoting family history education and research—no matter how painful acknowledging that past and the role Virginia has played in shaping that history may be. We recognize that every individual is unique and valuable and every life has a story that must be told. We will continue to provide the information and skills that will bring those stories to light. Going forward we will look for ways to further promote diversity and inclusion within our organization. We are stronger as a nation because of the rich mosaic of our past.
 

 

Members Login
VGS Members may login to access Members-Only content by selecting Member Login on the left menu or clicking here.
 
Instructions and other information on the website are included in the September/October 2018 issue of The VGS Newsletter.
 
If you're not a member, consider joining VGS for full access to all of the information available to members and other benefits.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
VGS is a registered trademark of the Virginia Genealogical Society.

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Upcoming Events

September 26
FxGS Fall Fair - From Spit to Success: DNA Testing for Genealogy

October 3
9:30 am
GRIVA’s 2020 Fall Conference
"Ancestors On the Move and How to Find Them" with Annette Burke Lyttle. Visit http://griva.org for more information.

October 14
AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition
The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes  African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by bringing together subject matter experts who promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting ...

October 20
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia
The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society is hosting a free presentation over the Zoom network, by curator Kate Egner Gruber of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation regarding women's lives and roles in early Virginia, derived from historic documents, archeological artifacts, and surviving material culture.

October 24
9:45 am to 3:45 pm
Beyond Fundamentals: Techniques to Jumpstart Your Research
On 24 October 2020, spend the day (virtually) with Cari A. Taplin, CG® at VGS' first virtual conference. The day will include four lectures, door prizes, and the VGS annual meeting. Registration is now open at EventBrite. Registration closes at midnight, Eastern Time, on 18 October 2020. Learn more.

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