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Virginia

Researching Your Heritage: Genealogy and the Library of Virginia

Discover you personal history by exploring the rich genealogical resources at Library of Virginia. Plus, learn how to continue research on your own and enjoy nightly presentations.
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6 days
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Virginia

Researching Your Heritage: Genealogy and the Library of Virginia

Discover you personal history by exploring the rich genealogical resources at Library of Virginia. Plus, learn how to continue research on your own and enjoy nightly presentations.
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6 days
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949
Program No. 7058 RJ
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During much of U.S. westward migration, Virginia was the largest state, and many Americans have Virginian forebears. The extraordinary Library of Virginia, adjacent to the beautifully restored capitol in Richmond, has the state's most complete genealogical resources. Led by an expert genealogist, get background information to master research techniques, then enjoy privileged access to the Library’s records for individual work tracing your ancestors. Advanced students will receive professional assistance. This program is of great value for both novice and experienced family historians.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Begin the day with classes taught by an expert on genealogy and research at Virginia Commonwealth University, directly across the street from the Library of Virginia, then proceed to the Library for personal research.
  • Examine resources such as census, court and church records; land and military grants; tax lists; maps; manuscripts; personal papers; newspapers; slave records; and many other historical documents.
  • Enjoy evening presentations from history to musical entertainment, with free-time opportunities to visit nearby museums and cultural institutions.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Organized Family Historian
by Ann Carter Fleming
Although a bit older, this book still provides useful guidance on how to organized your research, files, documents, etc.
Richmond, An Illustrated History
by Harry Ward
At the Falls: Richmond, Virginia, and its People
by Marie Tyler-McGraw
The Family Tree Toolkit
by Kenyatta D. Berry
A comprehensive guide to genealogy research
The Family Tree Problem Solver, 3rd ed.
by Marsha Hoffman Rising
Tips and techniques to address specific research challenges





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