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TimeSaturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall, Conference Rooms, and Conservation Lab
Price$10 (Free for Fry-Jefferson Map Society & Semper Virginia Society members)
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Genealogy is a hot topic that shows no signs of cooling off. DNA testing frequently makes headlines. TV turns family history into entertainment with shows like PBS’s Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Ancestry’s family history websites have more than 3 million paying subscribers. Articles in USA Today and Time have proclaimed genealogy as the second-most popular hobby after gardening and the second-most visited website category after pornography. There’s no denying that people today are fascinated with their family trees.

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow to Speak at the Library of Virginia on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 5:30 PM.

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, will appear at the Library of Virginia to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit.

Spring 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series Features Topics in Today’s News

The Carole Weinstein Author Series supports the literary arts by bringing both new and well-known authors to the Library of Virginia. Free and open to the public, the series focuses on Virginia authors and Virginia subjects across all genres.

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The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.

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