Meetings & Events

VBGS 2020 Meetings/Events

The Virginia Beach Genealogical Society’s meetings are held the second Thursday of each month except in the months of July and August. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will be meeting on Zoom. If you are a VBGS member, please wait to be invited to each Zoom meeting and respond to each meeting invitation in a separate e-mail. If you are interested in attending VBGS Zoom meetings but are not a VBGS member, please e-mail the VBGS Administrator at vbgslady@gmail.com. Please note that VBGS members will have registration priority.
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Wondering what you missed? Check out our past meetings and events here!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society, check out our membership page.
15 September: VBGS Computer User Group via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Using Family Search for Genealogical Research,”
Speaker: Beth Zondler, Director of Family History Center.
24 September: VBGS Writer’s Group via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Telling Your Generation Your Story.”
1 October: VBGS Social Hour via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: Show and Tell. Email vbgslady@gmail.com and state item you want to show and how long you need to speak.
6 October: How-to class “Getting Started” at 7:00 pm (taught by Heather Wright)
8 October: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Your Ancestors on ‘Judge Judy’: Using Chancery Records in Virginia,”
Speaker: W. Samuel Williams, The Orthodox Genealogist.
20 October: VBGS Computer User Group via Zoom 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Spotlight on Software,” Heather Wright will demonstrate “Legacy Family Tree” and Wendy Bransom will demonstrate “Rootsmagic.”
22 October: VBGS Writer’s Group via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Discussion topic TBD.
2 November: How-to class “The Importance of Sourcing” at 7:00 pm (taught by Heather Wright)
5 November: VBGS Social Hour via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: Show and Tell. Email vbgslady@gmail.com and state item you want to show and how long you need to speak.
12 November: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Merging History and Genealogy,”
Speaker: Peg Niedholdt.
17 November: VBGS Computer User Group via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Topic: “Converting VHS Tapes, Slides, Home Movies, and other media to Digital Format,”
Speakers: April Owens working with Joan Schlegelmilch.
23 November: VBGS Writer’s Group via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Discussion topic TBD.
1 December: How-to class “U.S. Federal Census Records” at 7:00 pm (taught by Heather Wright)
10 December: VBGS Monthly Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 pm (waiting room opens at 6:30 pm)
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke Video on “Institutional Records Research Methods.” This presentation is limited to VBGS paid members only.

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