Meetings & Events

VBGS 2021 Meetings/Events

Below you will find the upcoming meetings of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society. Our monthly meeting is held the second Thursday of each month September through June. Other meetings include the Computer Users Group, the How To Group, and the Writers Group, which also meet monthly September to June but the dates may vary. To see a little more about these groups, check out the Groups and Committees page.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all meetings are currently held on Zoom. If you are a VBGS member, please wait to be invited to each Zoom meeting and respond to each invitation in a separate e-mail with the name of the event in the subject line. If you are interested in attending VBGS Zoom meeting but are not a VBGS member, please send an e-mail to requesting to attend as a guest. Please note that VBGS members will have registration priority. The waiting room opens 15-30 minutes before each event.

Do you need help using Zoom? Please see Connecting to Zoom and the Zoom quick reference.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society, check out our membership page.

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2021 Meetings/Events

1 June: How to class taught by Heather Wright via Zoom at 7:00 pm
Topic: Chronicling America (newspapers)
10 June: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 pm, VBGS Business Meeting and presentation
Topic: “Corresponding with U.S. and Foreign People for Genealogy Assistance”
Speaker: Heather Wright
July and August – No meeting
9 September: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom, at 7:00 pm
Topic: “Reconstructing our Family Stories”
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle
14 October: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom, at 7:00 pm
Topic: “DNA for African Americans”
Presenter: Nicka Smith
11 November: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom, at 7:00 pm
Topic: “Ancestors in the U.S. Military: Online & in Military Archives”
Presenter Dr. Margaret McMahon
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