Meetings & Events

VBGS 2021/2022 Meetings/Events

Below you will find the upcoming meetings of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society. Our monthly meeting is usually 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.

The VBGS’s member meetings will take place at 5:30 pm on Thursdays in person at the Virginia Beach Central Library (VBCL) in the Fall. For those who prefer to attend our meetings remotely, we are planning to do a hybrid meeting on Zoom where we can hear the speaker, see their slides and ask any questions. Due to the pandemic, most of our speakers will be on Zoom only. Our various committees and groups will make a decision this summer where and when they will have their meetings. The How-to meetings will be on Zoom only.

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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7 December: VBGS How-to Meeting at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Topic: “How to Use Your Y-DNA Results in Your Research”
Led by Wendy Bransom
9 December: VBGS Monthly Meeting at VBCL and via Zoom at 5:30 pm
Topic: “Independent Archivists and Genealogists: How archivists can assist you in genealogical research and organization”
Speaker: Tammy M. Woodward, MLIS, CA
13 December: VBGS Writers Group at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Theme for writing and sharing; One holiday custom or family story and what connections you might make from it. Mini-lesson: Doing what the experts do: using mentor texts when writing about genealogy
4 Jan 2022: VBGS How-to Meeting at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Topic: “Researching Your Quaker Ancestors”
Led by Dave Kleppinger
13 Jan: VBGS Monthly Meeting at VBCL and via Zoom, 5:30 pm
Topic: “Melungeon Ethnic Group of Southwest Virginia”
Led by Kimberly Millering
18 Jan: VBGS Computer User Group at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Topic: Part 5 of the 5-part series with the Nerd Sidekick, Fred Kelly
1 Feb: VBGS How-to Meeting at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Topic: “Intro to Land Records”
10 Feb: VBGS Monthly Meeting at VBCL and via Zoom, 5:30 pm
Topic: “Slover Library Resources”
Led by Troy Valos
15 Feb: VBGS Computer User Group at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Topic: “WikiTree”
Led by Wendy Bransom
1 Mar: VBGS How-to Meeting at 7:00 pm via Zoom,
Topic: “Begin Your Land Records Journey”
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