VBGS information


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Click here for checklists, forms, and informational handouts.


If you need help or guidance, the VBGS mentors are here to help you. This is a free service for VBGS members. Check them out here.

Special Offers

  • through May 31, 2020 – Legacy Family Tree Webinars is offering a free webinar each day – check it out!
  • through July 31, 2020 – National Genealogical Society is providing free access to their monthly archives for non-members.
  • annually – National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair each October! Go here to register and check out past events.
  • At-Home Learning from the Library of Virginia – inculdes digital collections, online exhibitios, activities, ebooks, and more! check it out (no end date listed)


  • May 20, 2020 – NGS Family History Conference VirtualEchoes of Our Ancestors. Registration open until May 15, 2020.
    cost: packages range from $150-$395 for members and $185-$430 for non-members
  • July 26-31, 2020 – Institute of Genealogy and Historical ResearchIGHR 2020 Live! Virtual Conference. Registration is open until 11:55 pm on July 6, 2020.
    cost: $570 member/$620 non-member
  • September 2-5, 2020 – Federation of Genealogical SocietiesFGS 2020 Conference. Blazing Trails in the Heart of America. Kansas City, Missouri. Registration open but keep checking for updates due to Covid-19.
    cost: student/single day/full conference – $50/$115/$250 before June 30, then $50/$125/$280
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