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Then volunteering at VGS may be for you!
New Feature: A Look Back
For over fifty years, the Virginia Genealogical Society has published transcriptions and abstracts of original records, essays contributed by members detailing family history, book reviews of genealogical publications, and queries seeking research assistance. The volumes are a valuable resource. Presented in "A Look Back" are a few of the many articles appearing in the past that offer useful research advice, introductions to collections of archival and historical records, helpful research approaches that clarify genealogical confusion, and examples of well-researched and documented family history, often breaking through the walls presented by the destruction of Virginia state and local records.
These articles will be listed under Research Aids/A Look Back.
2017 VGS Officers and Board Members
The following officers and board members were elected at the VGS annual meeting in April 2017.
2017 Virginia Genealogy Society Fall Conference
Please join us for the 2017 Virginia Genealogy Society Fall Conference, "Genealogical Gems: Hiding in Plain Sight," at Slover Library in historic downtown Norfolk on October 27-28, 2017. The conference is co-sponsored by the Virginia Genealogy Society, Sargeant Memorial Collection (Local History and Genealogy Department) at Slover Library, and the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society.
New Member Discounts
The Virginia Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a new member benefit—discounts on two genealogy publications plus a discount on all purchases through the publisher’s online store!
Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle Magazine)
"A genealogical magazine for people researching family trees, family history, their heritage and genealogy roots using the resources of the Internet."
A magazine that focuses on keeping today's family historian up-to-date with the vast and ever-growing collection of genealogy-related resources, software, tools, products, technologies and more."
Members use the offer code VGS20% on checkout to receive a 20% discount on all purchases, including magazine subscriptions.
What's New on the VGS Website
From time to time VGS will add new content for the Virginia genealogist to its web site. While some content will be for members only, much will be for the general public. New content will be announced through VGS’ Google group email. VGS recommends that you subscribe to this group if you would like to be kept apprised of additions. You can find a subscription form at the bottom of the home page.
Research repositories throughout Virginia offer genealogists opportunities to put flesh on the bones of their ancestors, as well as the opportunity to break through brick walls in their family research. VGS governor Kate Parker has compiled articles on over 40 statewide, local, and regional repositories throughout the state. Each article includes contact information, hours available for research, collection holdings, and recommended preparation before a visit.