Annual Genealogy Conference

The Virginia  Beach Genealogical Society is pleased to announce their support and partnership with the Norfolk Public Library for the 2016 Coastal Virginia Genealogy Conference to be held on Saturday-October 22, 2016 at the Slover Library-in Norfolk, Virginia from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.    The library is part of the Norfolk Virginia Public Library system and is the central library for the city which is located at 253 East Plume Street, Norfolk, Virginia  23510.

Norfolk Public Library, Slover Memorial Main Branch, Location: Norfolk VA, Architect: Newman Architects

Norfolk Public Library, Slover Memorial Main Branch, Location: Norfolk VA, Architect: Newman Architects

The Keynote speaker will be Paul Woodbury who is the Outreach Manager and Professional Genetic Genealogist from Legacy Tree Genealogists in Salt Lake City, Utah. To find out more about Legacy Tree Genealogists click here.

To view Paul Woodbury’s biography click here.

Other scheduled genealogical speakers for this event will include Troy Valos, Michael Willits, Bill Inge, and Carmen Cross. Please see the conference schedule linked below to view the additional classes being taught by each instructor.

Sessions at the Genealogy Conference will include:

Genetic Genealogy Reuniting Families
Gone Fishing: Hands On Interpretation of Autosomal DNA Test Results
Genetic Genealogy and the Future: Standards, Ethics, and Proof
Huguenots and Haitians: Research, Records, and Repositories for French Migration to VA, NC, and MD.
Primer: Genealogical Databases and Websites.
Primer: Using Sanborn Maps and City Directories
Digital Genealogist
Scanning and Organizing Your Family Photographs

The Slover library is one of the best equipped, technology wise libraries in the Tidewater area.  The genealogy collection in one of the best in the region with material only available onsite and online that cover the history of the the area.  Patrons are welcome to view the website for the library which is housed as part of the Sargeant Memorial Collection by clicking here. For any further questions-the library can be phoned at 757-431-7429 to learn more about their unique materials.

To view the planned schedule of sessions and the conference details click 2016cvgc-guide.

To register for the conference please click on the following link:

Lend your support for the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society and the Norfolk Public Library by registering for this all day special genealogical event.

Walk in registration is welcome, but Pre-Registration is preferred. 

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