Friday, September 16, 2016

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: Emigration and Naturalization Records of Virginians, 1657–1929
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

This workshop provides tools for those doing genealogical research on foreign-born ancestors who came to Virginia, focusing on emigration and naturalization records from the years 1657–1929. Part 1 covers laws and records concerning naturalization for colonial Virginia (1657–1776). Part 2 covers federal laws for naturalization and related Virginia records (1776–1929). For registration and more information, go to

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016 — Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.

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