Summer Schedule: TOTGS will meet only once per month for June, July & August; we will resume our twice-monthly meetings in September. We have three wonderful programs scheduled for these summer meetings. We have purchased the rights to video-streaming of the National Genealogical Society's 2015 Family History Conference; our purchase expires in early August, which is why our August meeting will be on Aug 6th instead of later that month. All three of these presentations are approximately one hour in length, and bring world-renowned professional genealogists to our meeting. Hope you'll join us.
Finding Your Roots
New Program on PBS
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm
10:15 - noon -- John Colletta "Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors"
noon - 2:00 -- a celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth
10:15 - noon -- Julie Miller "Becoming An American: Naturalization Records"
10:15 - noon -- Thomas Jones "When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn A Proved Conclusion?"
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Beginning ResearchChart, going backwards. Write down everything. ASK family members – interview by asking open-ended questions.
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An excellent resource is the printed Virginia Slave Index (compiled 1853-1865), later transcribed in microfilm format during the WPA in the 1930s and now available thanks to the Alexandria Library and put out by Heritage Books; also available on Amazon. Arranged alphabetically by slaveowner names, the 6th volume is a Geographic Supplement, arranged by county names. Pricey but worth it, or maybe you can order interlibrary loan.