2012 Board Elections
Current Officers and Board Members
- President — Alice Cox Phillips
- Vice President — Donald W. Moore
- Recording Secretary — Leslie Anderson
- Treasurer — Brent Morgan
- Historian — Alice Sweeney
- Past President — Shirley Langdon Wilcox
- Governors, 2009–2012
- Barbara L. Dickinson
- Teresa A. Kelley
- Frankie Liles
- Governor, 2010–2013
- Dorothy A. Boyd-Bragg
- Peter E. Broadbent Jr.
- Richard Sayre
- Governors, 2011–2014
- Carolyn Hardin Goudie
- Charles A. Novak Jr.
- Sharon B. Hodges
- Governors, 2012–2015
- Teresa A. Kelley
- Susan Montgomery
- Kate Parker
- Local Society Directors
- James Morris Bagby
- Selma Stewart
- Linda Yost
- Administrator (non-voting) — Bonnie Trainor
- Webmaster (non-voting) — Joshua E. Vines, Phoenix Technological Research
Awards and Grants Programs
The Virginia Genealogical Society has several awards and grants programs. Details are available by clicking the "Read more . . ." link.
- Awards: Nominations of qualified individuals and organizations for any of the awards described below must be postmarked no later than February 1st. Application forms are available from the VGS office, or you may download the VGS Awards Nomination Form (11.65 kB) (in Word format).
- Special Grants: Applications should be received by VGS by February 1st, in duplicate. Grant awards will be anounced at the VGS annual meeting in the spring. Application forms are available from the VGS office, or you may download the VGS Special Grant Application (27.5 kB) (in Word format).
- Matching Grants: Applications should be received by VGS by February 1st, in duplicate. Grant awards will be anounced at the VGS annual meeting in the spring. Application forms are available from the VGS office, or you may download the VGS Matching Grants Application (29.5 kB) (in Word format).
VGS, NPS, and the Library of Virginia
In September 2009, the Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), helped to channel a $9,500 grant to the Library of Virginia. Because of the agreement between VGS and NPS, there is now improved access to important historical information.
The grant funded two projects for the Civil War era. It conserved Civil War maps and it digitized the Library of Virginia’s collection of Cohabitation Registers. The Freedman’s Bureau compiled these registers of African American residents immediately after the war ended (http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/whats_new).
With the advent of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, VGS wants everyone to know about these valuable resources.
Awards and Grants Presented
The following is a list of awards and grants presented by the Virginia Genealogical Society.
VGS Website Launched
Thank you for visiting the new Virginia Genealogical Society website.
This site is based on open source industry-standard web database technologies. The site is dynamic, meaning all of the web pages are built as you request them, based on what is in the database at the time.
While there is more work on the site that needs to be done, principally, adding member access for all of our members, we wanted to give people the opportunity to take a look around, and let us know what you think.
We appreciate your patience while we add members to the members-only portion of the site, and provide them with access to members-only content and discounts on the site. This process will take a couple of weeks, please contact the webmaster if you want us to expedite the set up of your member access.
VGS Special Grants Program
The Virginia Genealogical Society has a deep interest in providing access to Virginia related material which would assist genealogical and historical researchers. This special grant program is designed to assist an institution which maintains an archival collection of material of value to researchers of Virginia genealogical and historical information, by supporting a project to make its archival material more available to researchers.
The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960. Our mission is to promote and foster family history education and research, publish genealogical information, and share accumulated knowledge.
VGS Members receive 20% discounts on publications and other benefits. To learn more, visit Membership.
To see member pricing on the website, you must have a member-level web account and log in using the login form on the left.
Please note that because of our close proximity to the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society does not maintain a research facility or surname material.
To contact members of the Board, see our Contact page.
VGS Matching Grants Program
The Virginia Genealogical Society has a deep interest in preservation and access of Virginia related material, which would assist genealogical and historical researchers. This grant program is designed to support the small to moderate sized organization or library that maintains an archival program of material that assists researchers of Virginia genealogical and historical information. This organization need not have certified archivists on staff. However, it should be preserving material according to archival standards established by the Society of American Archivists and the Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference.