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Tuesday, October 23
Overview of the NEHGS and the NYG&BS Websites and Resources  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hollin Hall Room 201, Alexandria, Va.
Presenter Amy Breedlove will describe what is available at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in New York.  She will discuss the websites of the two organizations and how to get the best out of them.  Registration required – please send an email with your name and class subject to Amy Breedlove at

Wednesday, October 24
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair  (Training)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Online - YouTube
Every year, the National Archives hosts a virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. No fee or registration required.

Wednesday, October 24
German Ancestors: You CAN cross "der See"  (Training)
7:30 pm
Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD
At the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society Pamela Loos-Noji will discuss a set of books detailing all the parishes of Germany and the use of online resources to get you back several generations (or more) in Germany.   Cost: $5.00 for non-members.  No registration required.

Friday, October 26
Digging Pennsylvania Roots from your Desktop  (Training)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Kilmer Middle School, Lecture Room G-107, Wolftrap Road, Vienna, Va.
It’s estimated that one in four Americans has “Keystone State” roots.  Much Pennsylvania research – from church records to land documents to courthouse filings – can be done remotely.  Learn to get much of your genealogy done without setting foot in Pennsylvania.  Presenter: James M. Beidler.  Fairfax Genealogical Society monthly membership meeting.  Kilmer Middle School Lecture Room G-107, Wolftrap Road, Vienna, Va. 7:30-9:30 pm.  No registration required.

Saturday, October 27
Genealogy in the Digital Age  (Training)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dunn Loring Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, Va.
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair will include presentations by speaker James Beidler on the topics of digitized book databases and newspaper research.   Cost: $45.00-55.00.  Registration required.

Saturday, October 27
Genealogy Workshop  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Greater Richmond, Virginia Chapter hosts a Genealogy Workshop to assist members and the public with their genetic genealogy research, including family searches, GEDmatch uploads and the location of relevant resource information.  Members Ron Styles, Larry Clark and Ken Montague will assist attendees.  No registration required.

Thursday, November 1
Preservation for Home Archives  (Training)
10:00 am
Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, Va.
Gabrielle Sanchez, Contract Archivist and former Library Reference Associations at Thomas Balch Library, will introduce participants to the basics of preservation and discuss the best ways to house and protect personal archives.  Topics will include proper ways to handle letters, books, photographs, and other media; common conservation needs; threats to paper and electronic media; and the dangers of non-archival storage products.

Monday, November 5
Using  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hollin Hall Room 214, Alexandria, Va.
The purpose of this workshop, presented by the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, is to learn how to use the Family Search website more effectively.  The class is limited to 12 people; 6 of those will need to bring their own laptop. Instructor: Linda MacLachlan.  Hollin Hall Room 214, Alexandria, Va.  10:00-12:00. Registration required – please send an email with your name and class subject to Amy Breedlove at

Saturday, November 10
DNA and Genealogy  (Training)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, Va.
The Central Virginia Genealogical Association will host a program on genetic genealogy presented by Deborah Harvey.

Thursday, November 15
Church Records for Genealogical Research  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hollin Hall Room 201, Alexandria, Va.
Many early settlers of the American Colonies came to find religious freedom and the church was an important part of our ancestors’ lives.  In small communities it was often the center of their social lives.  The records vary from one denomination to another, but even denominations that kept very few records can play a very critical part in documenting our ancestors, especially in the time-period before vital records were kept.  Presented by the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society.  Instructor: Chuck Mason.  Hollin Hall Room 201, Alexandria, Va.  10:00-12:00. Registration required – please send an email with your name and class subject to Amy Breedlove at

Thursday, November 15
Journey Through Ukraine with Lara Diamond  (Training)
7:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Va.
At the monthly Fairfax Genealogical Society membership meeting learn about Diamond’s voyage of discovery through what was Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and now Ukraine.  She will show you what modern-day Ukraine looks like, what’s left of Jewish Ukraine, and what she discovered relating to her own family.  No registration required.