Resources

Click on the section heading for more information.

VBGS Handbook with bylaws

Libraries – There are many local libraries with a wealth of information and resources. Click for more information.

Handouts – checklists, forms, and informational handouts from VBGS meetings

Links – Links you may find useful

Mentors – A free service for and by VBGS members.

Surname List – VBGS member surnames and locations being researched.

Special Offers

  • Lighting the Path to Local History, in Virginia Beach Public Library’s Digital Archives, includes thousands of postcards, photographs, local maps, family papers, yearbooks, and more.
  • Access Ancestry.com at home through the Virginia Beach Public Libraries (sign in required) while covid restrictions are in place. (It doesn’t appear Chesapeake is offering this. Norfolk is back to in library use only.)
  • 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)

Conferences

  • Roots Tech 2021, February 25-27, 2021
    All online and all free! Go here to register
  • NGS Family History Conference, May 19-22, 2021
    “Deep Roots of a Nation,” in Richmond, VA. Registration opens January 6, 2021
  • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC), Virtual Conference, see below for dates
    “Spring From the Past Into the Future”
    presented online from 10am-4pm on April 1, 9, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Recorded lectures and virtual Exhibit Hall will be available online April 1 – May 31
    no cost posted yet, see the webpage for more information
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2021
    The Genes in Your Family
    , June 4-5 2021
    no cost posted yet, see the webpage for more information
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2021
    The Stars in Your Family,
    June 11-12, 2021
    no cost posted yet, see the webpage for more information

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