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

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

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:

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.