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Genealogy

Genealogical databases, websites, and bibliographies to aid users in the pursuit of their family history and origins.

Genealogy Library Events

Finding the Enslaved Descendants of a Virginia Plantation

Local historian, genealogist, and author Char McCargo Bah will present, “Finding the Enslaved Descendants of a Virginia Plantation.”  Joint Virginia Room/Fairfax Genealogical Society program. …

Date:
Monday, May 16, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop

Strategies and Techniques on African American Slave Research

Learn how to spot the clues which help to identify multiple enslavers and follow the enslaved families who were separated by wills and moved across the state - never to see each other again. Presente…

Date:
Monday, Jun 13, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
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Categories:
Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop

Using Scholars to Leverage Your African American Research Success

Discover how academic scholarship can support and inform your genealogy research.  Presented by Timothy Pinnick, nationally known genealogist and author.  Join the African American Special In…

Date:
Monday, Sep 19, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
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Categories:
Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop

Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents

This presentation by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is based on “Parents for Isaac Garrett of Laurens County, South Carolina: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition,” which won the National Genealogical Socie…

Date:
Monday, Oct 24, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
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Categories:
Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop

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