Monthly Meeting Schedule

The Virginia Beach Genealogical Society meetings are open to the public and all visitors are welcome. Each meeting features a speaker or group discussion. Our doors open at 6 PM for socializing. Meetings begin promptly at 7 PM. They usually end about 8:45 PM. Our meetings are usually held in the auditorium of the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Virginia Beach Click here for map & directions We usually meet the second Thursday of every month, with the exception of July and August during the summer when no meetings are held.

To view the previous years programs of Virginia Beach Genealogical Society click on the years: 2016 2015, 2014201320122011,  2010, 2009

To comply with Central Library’s requests, VBGS asks attendees to come early to take care of business 6 to 7 PM and enjoy the informal opportunity of meeting others with similar interests.

January 12, 2017
NONE Election of Officers-Town Hall Meeting-Society Business
February 9, 2017
Diane L. Richard Freedman’s Bureau Records-Reconstruction Era
March 9, 2017
Michael L. Strauss, AG 
Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors In Fraternal Organizations
April 13, 2017
Vance R. Sperry, MA
Gravestones and Epitaphs in Genealogy Research
May 11, 2017
Ronald D. Berkebile, MA  Making Sense of the Census
June 8, 2017
NONE Lisa Louise Cooke-Video Presentation: “Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors in Newspapers”
September 14, 2017
Kari Brimhall, MA Writing Your Family History: Six Easy Way to Start Today
October 12, 2017
R. Tom Crew, MA Military Genealogy Resources at the Library of Virginia
November 9, 2017
Angela McGhie, CG Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors
December 14, 2017
NONE Lisa Louise Cooke-Video Presentation: “Finding Living Relatives”


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