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Exploring Your Family’s Past – One Page at a Time


 27-28 April 2018

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Friday, 27 April

Library of Virginia 

 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Experienced researchers will be available in Conference Room “C” on the 1st floor of the Library to answer questions, provide individual assistance to beginners, and offer strategies for difficult genealogical problems.


Saturday, 28 April

Four Points by Sheraton

Richmond Airport


Finding Your Ancestors-- Doing It Right the First Time

(Track 1)

Sharon Hodges

African-American Research

(Track 2)

Tim Pinnick

Researching Presbyterians and Their Scottish Connections

(Track 3)

Tina Beaird

9:15-10:15 a.m

(S11) Finding Your Virginia Ancestors.

(S21) Pursuit of African-American Family History for Beginners.

(S31) Tracing Your Presbyterian Ancestors.

10:15-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.

(S12) Navigating the Library of Virginia Website.

(S22) Tips, Strategies,& Resources for the African American Researcher.

(S32) Compassion, Peace and Justice: Presbyterian Church Structure and History.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (included with registration)
1:00-1:30 p.m. VGS Annual Meeting
1:30-2:30 p.m.

(S13) Repository Research: Why Go If It’s All  Online?

(S23) Virginians on the
Move: African American Migration Within and Out of Virginia, 1861-1890.

(S33) Scottish Covenanters to the U.S. 1680-1780.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.

(S14) Timelines: The Family Life Line.

(S24) Coal Dust in Your Veins: Tips, Strategies, and Resources to Bring Your Coal Mining Ancestors to the Surface.

(S34) Scotland’s Resources: There’s More to Scottish Research than Scotland’s People!

Speaker Bios

 2018 VGS Spring Conference - Vendor Invitation


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