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.
Fall 2014 VGS Conference
On Friday, October 17, VGS , the Augusta County Genealogical Society, and the staff at the Waynesboro Public Library in Waynesboro invite you to spend the day touring and researching in the Library. At 2:00 p.m., Dr. Dorothy Boyd-Bragg will present "In the Beginning, Augusta County, Virginia, Was Almost Everything" in the Library conference room.
On Saturday, October 18, VGS and ACGS invite you to spend the day with Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS, and Nancy Sorrells (past president of the Augusta County Historical Society) as they share their knowledge of the history of Augusta County and the surrounding area along with the fantastic facilities available for visiting and research.
Click here to view or download the conference brochure (PDF).
Research facilities throughout Virginia offer genealogists opportunities to put flesh on the bones of their ancestors, as well as the opportunity to break through brick walls in their family research. VGS governor Kate Parker has compiled articles on over 40 statewide, local, and regional repositories throughout the state. Each article includes contact information, hours available for research, collection holdings, and recommended preparation before a visit.
The Virginia General Assembly will reconvene late in September to debate Medicaid expansion. The General Assembly is currently in a special session called by Governor Terry McAuliffe to adopt a budget and fill judicial vacancies. The legislative session agenda will be modified to include Medicaid expansion to the list of items to be acted upon in the special session. During the legislative session, patron parking at the Library of Virginia will be very limited while the space is used to accommodate parking for the members of the legislature and key staff supporting the General Assembly.
Sargeant Memorial Collection Closing