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May 27, 2021 By: Mary Vidlak
Recording of April Webinar Available
The recording of the 14 April webinar "Using Targeted DNA Testing to Help Your Research” by Paula Williams is now available to society members. To access the webinar, members must be logged into the website. Once you are logged in, go to the Members Only Pages found on the left hand side of the home page. Select Webinar Library from the available options. You can also find the handout for the presentation in the Webinar Library. 
 
Enjoy the webinar!
May 27, 2021 By: Mary Vidlak
VGS Webinar - 9 June 2021
Join us on 9 June 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST for "Virginia Research 101" presented by Vic Dunn, CG.  This session highlights the county, state and Federal records useful for Virginia research along with a brief mention of strategies to work around burned counties. Miscellaneous sources such as newspapers, Bible and business records are also discussed as are major Virginia repositories and websites.
 
Victor S. "Vic" Dunn, CG, is a full-time professional researcher who specializes in Virginia research, with an emphasis on brick-wall problem resolution and lineage society applications. He serves as the coordinator of the Virginia research track for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. A lecturer at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and other national platforms, he is a frequent contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyThe GenealogistBCG OnBoard, and Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. In 2014 he received the Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research and was named as the official genealogist of the Order of First Families of Virginia. He is a member of the Jamestowne Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. He is a past trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, past treasurer of the National Genealogical Society and past governor of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
 
VGS live webinars are open to all. However, the handout and recording for each webinar are VGS member benefits. VGS members may access the handout by logging into the VGS website, clicking on Members Only Pages, and then Webinar Library.
 
Registration is limited, so be sure to register today at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9198108973446903055
 
April 14, 2021 By: Mary Vidlak
Save the Date!
A reminder to save the date for our 2021 Fall Conference! Once again it will be a virtual conference so everyone can attend. The two-day event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 October. Watch for additional information on the program which will feature outstanding speakers and interesting topics. It will be posted here shortly. 
 
March 24, 2021 By: Mary Vidlak
Update on November 2020 Magazine
We are pleased to announce that the November 2020 issue of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Volume 58, Number 4) is FINALLY arriving in member mail boxes. We shared your frustration with this unanticipated delay and thank you for your patience. 
 
And remember you can always view this and all past issues of the Magazine online in our Members Only Pages. 
 
 
February 16, 2021 By: Mary Vidlak
Recording of February Webinar Available
The recording of the 10 February webinar "Breaking Down the Challenges with African American Genealogical Research" by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy is now available to society members. To access the webinar, members must be logged into the website. Once you are logged in, go to the Members Only Pages found on the left hand side of the home page. Select Webinar Library from the available options. You can also find the handout for the presentation in the Webinar Library. 
 
Enjoy the webinar!