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Tuesday, March 19
Tell Your Ancestor's Story by Writing, Documenting, and Sharing  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Learn from genealogist Angela Packer McGhie about writing biographical sketches of your ancestors.  Monthly meeting of Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Free, open to the public, No registration required. Visit

Wednesday, March 20
Latent Blood Detection and DNA Analysis of Samples Collected from an American Civil War Field Hospit  (Training)
5:00 pm
Jones Memorial Library, 2311 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA
Presented by Dr. J. Thomas McClintock.  Please call (434) 846-0501 for more information.

Thursday, March 21
Virginia Genealogy Resources  (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.  Presented by Julie Bushong at the Culpeper County Library. Call (540) 825-8691 to register.

Friday, March 22 through Saturday, March 23
North Carolina Genealogical Society Virtual Conference  (Conferences)
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
The conference will span two days and will include four lectures each day. No matter where in the world you are, if you have a good internet connection, you can register and attend this Virtual Conference..  Registration required.  $69.00-79.00. Download the 2019 NCGS Virtual Conference Flyer

Friday, March 22
Tracking Very Common Names - Immigrant Origins of George Brown (1809-1862)  (Training)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
Presented by Kadri Kallikorm-Rhodes at the membership meeting of the Fairfax Genealogical Society. George Brown died in Union County, Ohio, in December 1862. For many years, nothing at all was known of his immigrant origins, aside from the fact that he had come from England as a young man. Then, a comparison of his immigration records, census listings, and passenger lists were used to identify the “correct” George Brown, lead to authentication of his birthplace, and reconnected him to his parents.

Saturday, March 23
Introduction to  (Training)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Annandale Family History Center, 3900 Howard St., Annandale, VA
Sponsored by the Annandale Family History Center and presented by Lexie Staton.  Free and open to the public.  Please call for reservations (703) 256-5518.

Wednesday, March 27
A Conversation with Kenyatta Berry  (Training)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, will discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book. The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help genealogists navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, and sometimes exhilarating waters of finding ancestors. Topics include how and where to begin, what records are available online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story, and—of course—DNA discoveries. Berry is a professional genealogist, lecturer, writer, and attorney whose career spans 20 years of data collection, in-depth genealogical research, and historical content in the discipline of genealogy. Book signing follows talk.  $10 fee, pre-registration is required. Details and registration: contact Ashley Ramey at or 804.692.3001 for more information.

Friday, March 29
Straight to the Source: An Introduction to Research Using Collections at the Library of Virginia  (Training)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
In cooperation with the Library of Virginia, the Friends of the Virginia State Archives present their annual Spring Conference featuring presentations by the professional Library staff about the collections at the Library of Virginia.  Learn more at or email Cost: $50 ($35 for members of the Friends of the Virginia State Archives) includes box lunch.  Pre-registration required by March 25, 2019.

Wednesday, April 3
Family Search Workshop.  (Training)
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Sargeant Museum, 214 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, VA
Both Gloria Gilmore and Linda Austin are experienced in African American genealogy, but these workshops are for anyone conducting family history research in Louisa County.   Sponsored by the Louisa Historical Society.  No fee, but registration is required.  Call (540) 697-5975 or email to register.  Sargeant Musuem, 214 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA. 10:15 am-12:15 pm.

Thursday, April 4
Researching Using Court Records  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA
Jeanette Irby, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge and former Leesburg Town Attorney, will discuss how to use court records and other resources for data that is frequently overlooked in genealogical and historical research. Irby will demonstrate how to mine court records for clues that can be used to collect information for genealogical research. Examples of these records include real estate records, chancery suits, estates, and indexes. For more information, see Thomas Balch Library

Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference and Genealogical Expo
Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6
Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference and Genealogical Expo  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Reston Sheraton, 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20191

Friday, April 5
Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research  (Training)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) and Nathan Verilla (reference archivist) for this Beginner Genealogy Workshop to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. Cost: $20.00-$25.00.  For more information, contact or 804.692.3001.  Registration required.

Saturday, April 6
Intermediate Genealogy 201  (Training)
11:00 am
Norfolk Public Library – Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA.
Learn tips and strategies to overcome common stumbling blocks. Seating limited to 45. Sponsored by the Sargeant Memorial CollectionRegistration required.

Monday, April 8
Spotlight on the Alexandria Public Library's Genealogical Resources  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beatly Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA
Learn from the Alexandria Library's reference librarian Leslie Anderson about the library's special collections, especially related to Virginia and the South.  Joint program of the Alexandria Public Library and the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Free, open to the public.  No registration required.  Visit http//

Wednesday, April 10
Resources for Genealogical Research at the Library of Congress  (Training)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC
An orientation class taught by reference librarians that is offered regularly.  It is designed as a basic introduction for genealogical researchers using the Library of Congress collections.  Each session includes an introduction to genealogical research: what it is and what it involves; the Local History and Genealogy resources and collections: compiled family histories, local histories, city directories, telephone books, the reference collection, how to search the Library's online catalog, and an overview of automated resources on the Internet. How to locate published census schedules and indexes, ship passenger lists, military service and pension records, military lists and registers, cemetery records, church records and registers, court records, land records, and registers of births will be included.  First Floor, LJ-139B Thomas Jefferson Building.  Registration required.

Saturday, April 13
Dig Deep Into Your Roots Workshop  (Training)
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
Take time to delve into your ancestry with assistance from researchers and librarians who have experience in using state and national records.  The workshop will provide participants the opportunity to get assistance and guidance with their personal genealogical research.  Participants are asked to bring their own devices and personal research questions.  Sponsored by the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association – please visit their website for more information. 

VGS Spring Conference: Laws and Wars that Impacted Your Virginia Ancestor
Saturday, April 13
VGS Spring Conference: Laws and Wars that Impacted Your Virginia Ancestor  (VGS)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton-Richmond Airport 4700 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231

The Virginia Genealogical Society's Spring Conference and Annual Meeting will feature Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL (aka The Legal Genealogist) and Craig Scott MA, CG, FUGA as they share knowledge on genealogical records, research techniquies, and methodologies.  Registration at Eventbrite For More Information please see the Conference Brochure


Saturday, April 13
Spring Seminar AAHGS Hampton Roads Chapter  (Training)
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
New Grace Church, 128 Deal Drive, Newport News, VA
Shannon Christmas will present “Identity by Descent: Using DNA to Extend the African American Family Tree” and Calvin Pearson will present “Project 1619.” Registration required. $30.00.

Saturday, April 13
Beginning Genealogy  (Training)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Pamunkey Regional Library - Goochland Branch, 3075 River Road West, Goochland, VA
Are you ready to start tracing your roots, but really don’t know where to start?  If so, this class is for you.  Join the Goochland Historical Society for this final series lecture where you will learn how to get started on your family genealogy. Call 804-556-3966 to register – space is limited.

Saturday, April 13
Expand Your Research: FamilySearch Database  (Training)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Roanoke Public Library, Virginia Room – Main Library, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA.
Learn what resources are available on the Family Search database.  FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. For more information, call (540) 853-2073.

Tuesday, April 16
Using U.S. Records to Find Your Original Surname and Village of Origin  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA
Learn from genealogist Carol Kostakos Petranek about the U.S. records that can be used to discover your original ancestral surname and village of origin.  Monthly meeting of Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Free, open to the public, No registration required.  Visit