GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots 

TimeFriday, March 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Library of Virginia archivist Amanda Morell and reference services librarian Ann-Marie Hatton introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. We encourage you to view the resources available on our Family History Playlist on YouTube before attending the workshop. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Private Papers at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

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. Library staff members Trenton Hizer (senior manuscripts acquisition and digital archivist) and Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) introduce you to the Private Papers Collection and the valuable information they contain. They will also share tips on how you can preserve your own family papers. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP 

Portals to a Jewish Heritage: Researching Jewish Genealogy with a Southern Accent

TimeFriday, May 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Even the most avid students of Jewish genealogy find that the thousands of databases, books, and websites devoted to the subject can make their quest for information a daunting one. What you really need is a knowledgeable guide and some practical tips and strategies. 

 

Karen S. Franklin is ready to provide them as she outlines the process to successfully explore general family history websites such as Ancestry.com, as well as online sites exclusive to Jewish genealogy such as JewishGen.org, and, of course, local archives and libraries. Franklin will feature a Richmond Jewish family as she demonstrates how to use these tools. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP 

African American Migration

TimeFriday, June 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

During this workshop, Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs will provide an overview of the types of records in the Library of Virginia’s holdings that track free and enslaved Americans involved with the international and domestic slavery trade, as well as other migrations within Virginia, including those resulting from voluntary relocations and the settlement of enslavers' estates. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP 

Early Virginia Genealogy

TimeFriday, July 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Explore the methods and resources for researching Virginia genealogy prior to 1850. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways that information can be found despite record loss and records that lack detail. This workshop includes an overview of colonial government, focusing on a variety of record types that will help place an individual in a particular time and location and to potentially link generations together (provided that records survive). These include census records, tax records, and the records of religious organizations. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.  

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research – Part 1

TimeFriday, August 6, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia’s founding to the end of World War II. Ginny Dunn (Archives & Library Reference Services Manager) will present records unique to the Library, as well as records available on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed sources. Part One will focus on military records prior to the Civil War, while Part Two will cover records from the Civil War to World War II. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research – Part 2

TimeFriday, August 20, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia’s founding to the end of World War II. Ginny Dunn (Archives & Library Reference Services Manager) will present records unique to the Library, as well as records available on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed sources. Part One focused on military records prior to the Civil War, while Part Two will cover records from the Civil War to World War II. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Cemetery Records at the Library of Virginia 

TimeFriday, September 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM–11:45 AM
LocationConference Rooms A & B
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Library of Virginia senior reference archivist Dawn Tinnell will provide an overview of cemetery records and other related death records and how they can help with genealogical research. Virginia Commonwealth University professor of history Ryan K. Smith will give examples of what he has found in cemetery records and related death records and how those findings relate to what can be discovered in the cemeteries themselves. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP 

Immigration Records at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, October 22, 2021 from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms A & B
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs leads this workshop focused on records from 1607 to 1929 concerning the immigration of individuals who came to Virginia. Learn about passenger lists and naturalization records as well as strategies for identifying birthplaces through records that relate to immigration and naturalization, vital records, obituaries, cemetery records, the records of religious organizations, and records from an individual’s country of origin. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, November 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms A & B
Price$15 ($10 for Library of Virginia members)

Back by popular demand! Library of Virginia archivist Amanda Morell and reference services librarian Becky Schneider introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. We encourage you to view the resources available on our Family History Playlist on YouTube before attending the workshop. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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