Meetings & Events

Here is our meeting schedule through May 2019:

Please note for our April 11th meeting:

Barbara Henley will speak about the “History of Southern Princess Anne County.”We will meet at the Marian Manor Retirement Community at the Terrace Room: 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. Below is how to get to the Terrace Room:

As you enter, go straight through the lobby and the dining room. At the end, you will see double doors, go through them. Go to your right down the hallway until you reach the Terrace Room. There will be signs at the lobby and at the double doors pointing you in the right direction. For parking, there are some places up front. There are more parking spaces along Marian Lane.

19 February: VBGS Computer User Group at Joint Use Library
6:00 pm: Topic: “Taking Control of Your Family Tree” and
Discussion on Various Genealogy Software.

14 March: VBGS Monthly Meeting at either MEO Central Library
or Marian Manor, check https://www.vbgsva.net/
for location, 7:00 pm, Speaker: Donald Moore,
Topic: “Life in 17th Century Virginia.”

16 March: Beginning Genealogy 101 at the Pretlow Anchor
Branch Library, Meeting Room 1. Location: 111 W. Ocean View
Ave, Norfolk, at 11:00 am. Learn the basic tools and resources
you need to research your family’s history. This is sponsored
by the Sargeant Memorial Collection. Seating is limited to 45.

26 March: VBGS Computer User Group at Joint Use Library 6:00
pm: Topic: This will be a work session on DNA Issues with
software applications. VBGS Members will assist individuals
with their issues/challenges. Bring your laptop or tablet with
your DNA data if you would like to be assisted.

6 April: Intermediate Genealogy 201 at the Pretlow Anchor
Branch Library, Meeting Room 1. Location: 111 W. Ocean View
Ave, Norfolk, at 11:00 am. Learn tips and strategies to
overcome common stumbling blocks. This is sponsored by the
Sargeant Memorial Collection. Seating is limited to 45.

11 April: VBGS Monthly Meeting at either MEO Central Library
or Marian Manor, check https://www.vbgsva.net/ for location,
7:00 pm, Guest Speaker: Barbara Henley, “Topic: “History of
Southern Princess Anne County.”

16 April: VBGS Computer User Group at Joint Use Library 6:00
pm: This is a continuation of the 26 March Computer Meeting,
assisting with genealogical software, bring laptops and tablets.

9 May: VBGS Monthly Meeting at MEO Central Library
7:00 pm, Guest Speaker: Sharon Hodges, “Arriving in America.”
This presentation covers arriving in New York City, pre-1855,
through the Barge Office, Castle Garden, and Ellis Island, as it
was more difficult for an alien to be admitted in this city than
anywhere else.

14 May: VBGS Computer User Group at Joint Use Library 6:00
pm: Topic TBD

18 May: Advanced Genealogy 301 at the Pretlow Anchor
Branch Library, Meeting Room 1. Location: 111 W. Ocean View
Ave, Norfolk, at 11:00 am. Learn tips/strategies to overcome brick
walls. Sponsored by Sargeant Memorial Collection. Seating limited to 45.