Volunteers Needed for NGS Conference
Volunteers, especially room monitors and registration booth workers, are needed to help with the NGS conference, May 7-10, 2014.
Room Monitors help during lecture sessions.
Registration volunteers check-in pre-registered attendees.
Exhibit Volunteers check name badges at the door during non-public hours.
VGS appreciates its volunteers and provides a number of volunteer incentives (based upon hours volunteered) including discounts on VGS publications and donations to a volunteer's favorite genealogical society.
Schedule and sign-up form available here.
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VGS Spring Meeting
2014 NGS Family History Conference Volunteers
Call for Volunteers
2014 NGS Family History Conference
Virginia: The First Frontier
5-10 May in Richmond
Sign up today to volunteer for the National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference held 7-10 May 2014. Anyone volunteering at this conference will be given training on Monday, 5 May 2014. You will work at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (405 North 3rd Street) or the Richmond Marriott (500 East Broad St.).
To sign up, please complete this fillable PDF form.
Virginia Researchers Need Your Help
I am pleased to report that HB 100 of Delegate Scott Lingamfelter of Prince William County has been unanimously passed by both the House and the Senate, and will soon be sent to the Governor for signature. This should solve the problem created by last year’s legislation of inadvertently placing restrictions on access to city and county order books and indices , as described below.
The companion Senate bill, SB 600, of Senator John Cosgrove of Chesapeake, was unanimously passed by the Senate, and is now before the House, where it should similarly be approved.
This legislation will become effective July 1, though if any clerk’s offices have specifically directed the Library of Virginia to restrict access, those instructions for any particular jurisdiction will have to be rescinded, which may take a little more time.
Thanks again to those of you who contacted the Committee members, which really helped to make a difference. If you see Delegate Lingamfelter or Senator Cosgrove, please thank them for their efforts in sponsoring this legislation.
Peter E. Broadbent, Jr.
Former President, Virginia Genealogical Society