A workshop on Private Papers at the Library of Virginia will be held virtually on April 9, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am. In addition to state and county records, the Library of Virginia holds nongovernment papers such as Bible records, family papers, letters, organization records, and business records. There is a $15 charge and you must register to attend. See the calendar at the Library of Virginia website for additional information and registration.
If you missed RootsTech Connect 2021 — which was FREE and electronic this year — here is an list of the DNA sessions organized by Roberta Estes.
CVGA’s meeting has been postponed to next Saturday 20 March at 10 am.
Since this is Women’s History Month, we will have a program on finding female ancestors followed by a discussion on any research techniques any of us have used to find our female ancestors.
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference was scheduled to be held in Richmond19 to 22 May. As so many events have done, this Conference will now be virtual. Early Bird registration ends Monday, 15 March. For the full program and pricing go to https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
RootsTech Connect is set to begin in two weeks and it is free! It is a virtual event this year. 190,000 people have already registered for RootsTech Connect.
There will be inspirational keynote speakers, hundreds of on-demand classes and a virtual expo hall where you can purchase numerous genealogy related items.
You must register at rootstech.org and you should have a FamilySearch account. Just go to FamilySearch and click on “create an account”. The virtual event is free and so is the account at FamilySearch.
This is a great opportunity to listen and learn from a comfortable seat at home!
Newspapers.com has announced FREE ACCESS to its website beginning today through February 15, 2021.
MyHeritage is offering FREE marriage record collections beginning February 10 through February 16, 2021. You will need to register if you are a non-MyHeritage user.
Meeting Change Notice
After a discussion at a recent Board meeting, the decision was made to hold meetings on a quarterly, rather than monthly, basis for the year 2021. Please review the meeting dates under the 2021 Meeting Schedule. All of the meetings will be virtual. This decision will be reviewed in the latter part of 2021. Hopefully in 2022 we will be able to begin meeting again face to face.
In lieu of our regular meeting, the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society is offering a virtual presentation by Tony Burroughs called “The Nature of Genealogy”. This presentation will cover understanding history, research, repositories, records, theory development, results analysis and publishing findings. It is woven around a case study discovering a new ancestor by an experienced genealogist.
Tony Burroughs has been on the genealogy scene for over thirty-five years. You may have seen him on Oprah’s Roots on PBS with Henry Louis Gates or with Smokey Robinson on Who Do You Think You Are?
The virtual meeting starts at 10 am (our time) and the presentation is at 11 am (our time). You do need to register and you will receive a link once you register.
For more information on this presentation and to register, go to
The Law Librarians at the Library of Congress have a blog and offer webinars on various legal topics. This webinar is about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law. It states that the focus will be about online resources. There is further information about this webinar and a link to register for the webinar at https://blogs.loc.gov/law/
“Reading Old Handwriting” will be the topic at a virtual event at the Library of Virginia on January 19, 2021, from 4 to 5 pm. This event is online and is free. It will be hosted on Zoom and no pre-registration is required. For additional information go to: https://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar/