FYI: Notes on Virginia Genealogical Society Conference & National Genealogical Society Conference

Registration goes up by $10 on 4/1/17 to the Virginia Genealogical Conference on 4/22/17 in Richmond.  VGS member is $44 and non member is $55 (prior to 4/1)

Early registration for the NGS Family Hx Conf in Raleigh ends on 3/27.  If you are a NGS member early bird registration is $205 and regular registration (after 3/27) is $240.  Non-member registration is $240 and $275.

Feb. 8-11, 2017: RootsTech 2017 Programs Available on Web

If you are unable to attend RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Feb. 8-11, 2017, you can participate and expand your genealogy and family history education by watching the sessions live online for free.  Here are some links and resources to get you ready for live streaming:

Official RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule

Click here for detail and help on getting set up. Live streaming will appear on the main website at http://www.rootstech.org.

To see a synopsis of the schedule and how to access more resources, go to GeneaBloggers by clicking on the photo below:

RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule Announced

November 5, 2016: Charlottesville Family History Conference

The annual Family History Conference will take place at the Church of Latter Day Saints on November 5, 2016. (CVGA will not have a separate meeting on November 12.)

For more information and to register for this free event, go to http://www.cvillefamilyhistorycenter.org/.

The address of the church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church.

 

*FREE* Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Fall Conference, Sept. 24, 2016 *FREE*

The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society (FRGS) annual Genealogy Conference will be held 24 September 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Main Branch, 1201 Caroline  St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The half-day conference, Gathering Leaves for Your Family Tree, will include six presentations, one-on-one sessions, and sales of books and merchandise.

You may view the program and register for free at this website:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fredericksburg-regional-genealogical-society-fall-conference-tickets-21719821571

Family History Conference Coming Soon

Preserve Your Family’s History is the theme of the Family History Conference which will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The location of the conference is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road. The conference will run from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the keynote address by Katie Derby will begin at 9:00 am.

For more information and to pre-register, go to cvillefamilyhistorycenter.org.

The conference is free and open to the public.

FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Family History Conference will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road. The conference will run from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the keynote address will begin at 9:00 am.

For more information and to pre-register, go to cvillefamilyhistorycenter.org.

The conference is free and open to the public.

2014 Joint Fall Conference Presented by the Virginia (VGS) and Augusta County (ACGS) Genealogical Societies

‘History, Records and Migrations’ is the theme of the Fall Conference taking place on October 17 and 18 in Waynesboro, VA (Friday) and Staunton, VA (Saturday).

On Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, staff at the Waynesboro Public Library will be on hand to offer ‘Guided Research’. From 2 pm to 3 pm, Dorothy A. Boyd-Bragg, Ph.D. will present “In the Beginning, Augusta County, Virginia, was [Almost] Everything”.

On Saturday the conference moves to the Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center. Saturday’s events run from 9 am to 4:30 pm with registration beginning at 8:30 am.

Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS will present four sessions: “Before It Was Augusta”, “West of the Blue Ridge: Augusta’s Chancery Court Records”, “Frontier Settlement: The Virginia Land Office and Its Records”, and “Migration Trails and Settlement Clusters”.

Nancy Sorrells will speak about “Weaving the Fabric of a New Nation”.

For more information, visit the Virginia Genealogical Society website at vgs.org.

National Genealogical Society Conference Blog

Many of you know that the National Genealogical Society will hold its 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, May 7-10. NGS has created a blog for conference goers which contains information relating the planning and preparation for the event. You can access the blog at:

http://conferenceblog.ngsgenealogy.org/

In addition to planning, this blog will offer brief descriptions of various archives and libraries located in Virginia, so that visitors to our area can locate and use useful materials while they are here. Earlier entries in the blog noted archives and libraries in Northern Virginia. This coming week, the blog will feature repositories in Central Virginia. I think this information can be useful for us too.