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Tuesday, May 21
Finding a German Heimat (Hometown or Village) Online  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Learn from German genealogy specialist Jim Beidler about how to trace your German roots online. Monthly meeting of Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Free, open to the public, No registration required. Visit

Wednesday, May 22
Spring Seminar: German Genealogy  (Training)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA
Sessions include Contrasting German Migrations: 18th Century vs. 19th Century Waves; Zigzagging Through German Church Records; German for Genealogists; What’s a Palatine Anyway? Presenter: James Beidler.  Cost: $20-$35. Registration required.

Saturday, June 1
Genealogical Databases and Websites  (Training)
11:00 am
Norfolk Public Library – Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA.
Learn to use Ancestry and other online databases and websites for genealogical research. Note: Bring your laptop or tablet. Seating limited to 45. Sponsored by the Sargeant Memorial CollectionRegistration required.

Monday, June 3
Family History Writing SIG (FxGS SIG Events)  (Training)
7:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
Come to the meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated in family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward. If you wish to be added to the members list and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at

Monday, June 3
African American Genealogy Study Group  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fairfax County PL - Centreville Branch, 14200 St. Germaine Dr., Centreville, VA
Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this study group facilitated by Laura Wickstead, the Virginia Room Librarian for the Fairfax County Public Library. Share your brick walls and research success stories. We’ll learn from each other! Registration, which opens May 6th, is appreciated. Ideas? Questions? Concerns? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Laura Wickstead

Wednesday, June 5
Family History Workshop  (Training)
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Sargeant Museum, 214 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, VA
Both Gloria Gilmore and Linda Austin of the Louisa County Historical Society are experienced in African-American genealogy, but these workshops are for anyone conducting family history research in Louisa County. Workshops are usually held the first Wednesday of each month, but please call the museum to verify dates in case of schedule changes. There is no fee, but registration is required. Call (540) 967-5975 or email to register.

Thursday, June 6
Digital History  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA
What new digital tools are available to help access and understand historic documents and data? Library Associate Stephanie Seal and Curator of Manuscripts and Archives Laura E. Christiansen introduce the digital side of historical research, including how to create basic visualizations, use GIS based mapping tools, and the benefits of crowdsourcing. Whether you are a "digital native" or technology-wary, this workshop will explore different digital humanities methodologies that are accessible and friendly to all users.  Come and learn how to get started with digital history.

Thursday, June 6
Virginia Genealogy Sources  (Training)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA
This class will look at a selection of Virginia record groups useful for genealogical research.  Records discussed will include tax records, land records and court chancery files. Presenter: Julie Bushong. Registration required.  Please call (540) 825-8691 to register.

Friday, June 7
Intermediate Genealogy Workshop – Out of the Shadows: Little-Known Records for Virginia Genealogy  (Training)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Library of Virginia archivists Tom Crew and Jennifer Huff will discuss a variety of records that are often overlooked when doing family history research, such as Virginia penitentiary records, Prohibition Commission records, state mental hospital records, court order books, business records, and militia commission records. Cost: $20.00-25.00.  For more information, contact or 804.692.3001.  Registration required.

Monday, June 10
Census from 1900  (Training)
7:00 pm
Virginia Beach PL -Meyera E. Obendorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA
Presented by Ronald Berkebilie at the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society month meeting.

Saturday, June 15
Techniques for Reading Old Handwriting  (Training)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA
Paleography is the study of handwriting and it is a vital skill in genealogy research.  There are lots of techniques for reading and interpreting documents from the past and free online tutorials that will walk you through the process.  We’ll share these tips and tricks and then try our hand at figuring out some examples. Presenter: Katie Derby. Registration required.  Please call (540) 825-8691 to register.

Tuesday, June 18
Philip Reid, Enslaved and Free  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA
Learn from genealogist John Philip Colletta about tracing families of color in the District of Columbia.   Monthly meeting of Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, free, open to the public, No registration required.  Visit 

Tuesday, June 18
Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop  (Training)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Greenwood Library, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA
Two workshops: genealogy research using library resources and photo preservation. Conduct your own genealogy work with library staff close by to assist.   Questions? Contact Jamie Krogh or 434-395-2432