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.
 
Nicki Peak Birch, CG
President

 

Events
 
Be sure to visit the Events page to find information about upcoming events sponsored by VGS and other organizations. Webinars and conferences are listed!
 
 


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.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
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Upcoming Events

May 21
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Seeking Untold Stories: Researching African American Genealogy in Historic Records
More details at: https://tinyurl.com/3ff9w3yt   Selma Stewart of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Winston Favor of the Mariners' Museum will be sharing how to conduct genealogical research and "find" African American stories. Additionally, we will be sharing resources from local museums, libraries, and archives to help guide interested researchers ...

June 8
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Extra! Extra! Read All About Your Virginia Ancestors in Newspapers with Diane L. Richard
Register for this webinar   Lecture Description: Newspapers provide such rich and often intimate details about our ancestors. Whether documenting death, conflict, hobbies, politics, travel, or more, they provide information often not found elsewhere. Recently, there has been an explosion of newspaper digitization projects that allow us to use our ...

June 25
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
African American Heritage Society of New Kent County "Black History Conference"
  Program   8:00 – 8:50 AM REGISTRATION / MEET & GREET 9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks, Camilla Tramuel, President, AAHS-NK 9:15 – 10:15 David and Goliath in New Kent: How Doc James Pappaw Used His Medical Knowledge To Win His Freedom From Slavery, Edwin and Kevin Gould 10:15 – 10:30 ...

August 19
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2022 Three Online Virtual Conferences
Join the Southern California Genealogical Society for their Jamboree 2022. Three online conferences: Solving Your DNA Problems on 19-20 August 2022 Preserving Your Family Tales on 26-27 August 2022 JamboFREE 2022 on 22-24 August 2022 To meet the speakers, explore the schedule, and register, please visit genealogyjamboree.com.

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