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Tuesday, February 5 through Tuesday, February 26
Genealogy Classes  (Training)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Highway, Bassett, VA
A series of classes on genealogical research will be held at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in February 2019. Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2, offered on 5 February and 12 February respectively, are for those just beginning their family research and will cover the basics of research and the materials available at the Center. Genealogy 3 and Genealogy 4, offered on 19 February and 26 February, respectively, will cover the use of several different genealogical websites.  Presenter: Cindy Hubbard Headen. Call (276) 629-9191 to register.


Thursday, February 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.


Saturday, February 23
Nike Missile Site NY-53: A Case Study in Genealogical Research  (Training)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
On 22 May 1958, explosions rocked the Nike missile launch area of B Battery, 526th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion in Middletown, New Jersey, resulting in the deaths of ten men.  This presentation will detail the challenges and successes in the genealogical research of the ten victims. Presenter: Michael Donovan.  At a meeting of the Fairfax Genealogical Society, no registration required.


Saturday, February 23
Connecting to Your Past: African American Genealogy Conference  (Training)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Newport News Public Library, Main Street Library, 110 Main St., Newport News, VA
Whether a beginner or well versed in genealogy, come learn techniques, find new resources, and acquire methods to expand and preserve your family tree. Keynote speaker, Dr. Natalie Robertson, will discuss her research for the book, The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA.  We will be hosting classes throughout the day on a variety of exciting topics.

Registration is required. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served for registrants only. Classes include: Genealogy 101, Graveyard and Cemetery Research, Preserving your Family’s Personal Papers, Utilizing Online Database, Resources from the Library of Virginia, Finding Emancipated Ancestors, Family History Writing, and Breaking through the Pre-Civil War Brick Wall. To register or for more information go to: http://nnpls.libguides.com/home/events or call 757-591-4858"



Saturday, February 23
History, Records and Context: Research the Locations Your Ancestors Lived  (Training)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
History, Records and Context: Research the Locations Your Ancestors Lived at a meeting of the Fairfax County Genealogical Society. Each time we trace our ancestor to a new location we need to take time to learn about the history, geography, customs, and the records available. This help us to understand the context and social history of our ancestor, as well as be better prepared to research in the area. We need to know when the county formed, what the parent counties were, which groups migrated to the area, information on record loss, as well as published sources and original records available for research. To illustrate the need for studying the locality, and to demonstrate various research techniques, several case studies will be shared. These will walk through the process of studying a locality, as well as gathering information on religion, occupation, customs and migration patterns to put the ancestor in context. Presenter: Angela Packer McGhie, CG. 


Saturday, February 23
Registration for Gen-Fed 2019  (Institutes)
1:00 pm
Registration opens -- go to www.gen-fed.org


Monday, February 25
Fairfax Library Genealogy Series No. 3: African American Family History  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fairfax County PL - Centreville Branch, 14200 St. Germaine Dr., Centreville, VA
African-American genealogy research can be challenging. Learn strategies, resources and tools to build your family tree. This program is two sessions: 1870 to Colonial Era. Attend one or all of a series. To register or for more information go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events or Centreville at 703-830-2223.


Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2
RootsTech 2019  (Conferences)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City is open for registration. Promotional pricing is available until January 25, 2019.
Go to www.rootstech.org for more information and to register.


Thursday, February 28
Fairfax Library Genealogy Series No. 2: Concepts and Resources  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fairfax Count PL - Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, VA
Dig deep into the U.S. Census. Get the most from Ancestry. To register or for more information go to
 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events or call Herndon Fortnightly 703-437-8855.



Saturday, March 2
Registration for IGHR 2019  (Institutes)
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
See ighr.gagensociety.org for more details on registration.


Monday, March 4
Fairfax Library Genealogy Seris No. 1: Concepts and Resources  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fairfax County Public Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston, VA
Courthouse, vital, immigration and military records. Atlases and gazetteers.
Attend one or all of a series. To register or for more information go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events or call Reston Regional 703-689-2700.


Thursday, March 7
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.


Saturday, March 9
Researching Your Virginia Roots  (Training)
11:30 am
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA
Explore the resources and records available to trace your Virginia ancestry.  Will cover materials available in online databases and those located in archives and repositories around the state.  Research guides for location-specific research will also be presented. Presenter: Katie Derby. For more information and to register contact the Culpeper County Library at (540) 825-8691 to register.


Saturday, March 16
Beginning Genealogy 101  (Training)
11:00 am
Norfolk Public Library – Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA.
Learn the basic tools and resources you need to research your family’s history.  Seating in limited to 45. Sponsored by the Sargeant Memorial CollectionRegistration required.


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 http://www.mvgenealogy.org.


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.