Virginia Genealogical Society

The Virginia Genealogical Society, established in 1960, boasts a nationwide membership dedicated to four primary goals:

  • to promote and foster family history education and research
  • publish genealogical information
  • provide educational opportunities
  • share accumulated knowledge.

The Society encourages public awareness of family history and fosters research and understanding of genealogy through its publications and activities. Because many important research centers are already active in Richmond and throughout Virginia, the Society does not maintain its own research library. It does, however, provide a list of genealogists who research in local facilities.


Officers
President: Mary Vidlak
Vice President: Charles Novak, Jr.
Treasurer: Clyde Ratcliffe
Secretary: Katie Derby
Past President: Teresa Kelley
Historian: Lyndon Hart
 
Governors-at-Large
2016-2019: Peter Broadbent
2016-2019: Kathy Merithew
2016-2019: Phillip Ciske
2017-2020: Deborah Harvey
2017-2020: Donald Moore
2017-2020: Selma Stewart
2018-2021: Birgitte Tessier
2018-2021: Conley Edwards
2018-2021: Nicki Birch
 
Local Society Directors
Director: Clay Hamilton
Director: Darlene Hunter
Director: Brent Morgan
 
Administration
Office Manager: Bonnie Trainor
 
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy
Editor: Barbara Little
 
VGS Newsletter
Editor: Deborah Harvey
Associate Editor: Birgitte Tessier
 
Volunteers
Coordinator: Kathy Merithew
 

Why Join VGS?

Many American families began in Virginia. As a member of the VGS, you will profit from the Society’s efforts to preserve and publish original Virginia source materials. You will have opportunities to share with others who have similar interests, gather knowledge from the Society’s publications and join in its activities.
 
Benefits of Membership
Members receive the following:
  • The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (published quarterly)
  • The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter (published bimonthly)
  • Discounted registration for VGS Conferences 
  • 20% discount on Society publications
  • 20% discount on Internet GenealogyYour Genealogy Today, and History
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