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SPRING SEMINAR: Researching Your Virginia Ancestors

April 8

$45

The Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of the Western Reserve Historical Society,invites you to join us for:

Researching Your Virginia Ancestors

Presented by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS

Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Schedule

9:00 –9:30            Registration

9:30-10:45           Born in Virginia, How Do I Find Him?

Migrating ancestors often leave little trace of their origin other than family tradition or a census notation that they were from Virginia. Researchers who make the leap to Virginia record sources  without sufficient preparation face little success and a great deal of frustration in their search. This lecture is based upon twenty years’ experience as a professional researcher tracing lost Virginia ancestors and details the approach most likely to produce a successful conclusion to the researcher’s quest.

11:00-12:15         Researching Virginia’s Records, Part 1

Covers the major record groups and sources for Virginia research including those available on the Web, in print and on microfilm. “Quirks” of the records and substitutes for lost records are also discussed.

12:15-1:30           Lunch (boxed lunches will be available for purchase the day of the seminar)

1:30-2:45              Researching Virginia’s Records, Part 2

Covers the major record groups and sources for Virginia research including those available on the Web, in print and on microfilm. “Quirks” of the records and substitutes for lost records are also discussed.

3:00-4:15              Virginia Sources for West Virginia Researchers

There are numerous sources of information for West Virginia researchers in early mother counties and state record groups. Based upon thirty years of West Virginia research much of it in Virginia record groups, this lecture provides an in-depth look at what West Virginia researchers can find in Virginia.

 

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Barbara Vines Little:

Ed., University of Virginia; former president and director, National Genealogical Society; former president and governor, Virginia Genealogical Society; coordinator, Virginia track, Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, coordinator, Virginia track, SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy); editor of the Virginia Genealogical Society’s quarterly Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and former editor bimonthly Virginia Genealogical Society newsletter.

Purchase tickets online now or click here to download and print a registration form.

Details

Date:
April 8
Cost:
$45

Organizer

Genealogical Committee

Venue

Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Website:
www.wrhs.org

Tickets

Genealogical Committee Seminar: April 8$45.00