18-19 OCTOBER 2019

2019 Fall Conference

Virginia Genealogical Society
Finding Your Hidden Ancestors Using Research Essentials

  • Friday, October 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Free guided research
    Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William & Mary
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Featuring:
    Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS:
    Finding Hidden and Disappearing Ancestors
  • Finding “Unfindable Ancestors”
  • Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Other Not Reliable)
  • Organizing Evidence to Overcome Record Shortages
  • Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor
  • Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
    It’s All About Land and Research Essentials
  • Research Logs, Research Plans, and Timelines: Write or Regret it!
  • State-Land-State Deed Records 101: Understanding, Mapping and Finding Patterns
  • Land Records: Rich Resources for Your Research
  • Military Bounty-Land Records: Revolution to Mexican War
  • St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VAFor more information, go to


    26 October 2019

    2019 Fall Conference

    Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA)
    Research Through Time & The Hidden Gems in Between

    Friday, October 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Featuring: Diane L. Richard

    • Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
    • Internet Archive, JSTOR, HathiTrust, etc.
    • Maps! Oh, the Places They Can Take Us Without Leaving Home
    • Post Office Records: Geography, Politics, Religion & More

    Pocahontas Middle School, 1200 Three Chopt Rd., Henrico, VA

    Registration will begin in September.  For more information, go to