VGS 2015 Fall Conference
A Joint Fall Conference Presented by the
Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) and the
Mining Your History Foundation (MYHF)
West Virginia: History, Records & Research Strategies
October 2-3, 2015
Friday, 2 October 2015: VGS, MYHF, and the staff at the West Virginia Archives and History Library in Charleston, West Virginia, invite you to spend the day touring and researching in the Library.
Saturday, 3 October 2015: VGS and MYHF invite you to spend the day with Barbara Vines Little, cg, fngs, fvgs, as she shares her knowledge of the history of West Virginia and some of the research strategies helpful in locating your West Virginia ancestors.
VGS 2015 Matching Grants
VGS offers a limited number of matching grants of $250 each annually to Virginia organizations or libraries that are members in good standing of VGS. Applications should be received by August 1st in duplicate. Please send applications by regular U.S. mail only. Please do NOT use a courier service or a form of U.S. mail requiring a signature by the recipient as this may cause delay in delivery. Grant awards will be announced at the VGS fall board meeting. Progress reports will be required three months after the grant is awarded, with a final report due 11 months after the grant is received. These reports may appear in the VGS Newsletter.
NEH Common Heritage
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsors a program called Common Heritage that aims to capture vitally important parts of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage supports the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.
If your organization is interested in working with NEH to sponsor an event for digitizing local materials, please see the link here for more information.
Quebec Family History Society
The Quebec Family History Society presents Roots 2015, an international conference on family history from June 19-21, 2015 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest English language genealogical conference held in Quebec.
For further information and to register go to www.qfhs.ca
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.