Virginia Genealogical Society
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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.