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Hot news for a hot day in Virginia!
The date for our July bus trip to Washington, D.C. has been chosen. We hope that you can join us for a day of research or sightseeing on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
And, if you were unable to attend last Tuesday’s Members’ Meeting, the handouts from Anne Price’s talk on North Carolina genealogical resources are now available in our Resources section.
Members and friends of GRIVA can help the Board better understand and meet the needs of the society by taking this short survey about activities and programs.
You do not need to provide your name or email address. It’s quick and easy!
The dues our members pay make everything GRIVA does possible. They are especially key to funding the room rental and guest speakers for our members’ programs. The calendar is turning to a new fiscal year and membership fees for the 2012 – 2013 cycle are due July 1. We have several levels of membership to choose from.
You may also submit your dues by mail by printing out the renewal form in GRIVA’s Member Brochure . Thank you for your continued membership, and welcome new members!
Now is the time to let your representatives know the value of the Social Security Death Index to genealogists. Due to misinformed conceptions about “privacy,” the SSDI may be shut down.
Family Tree Magazine has an excellent overview of the issue along with links to help you contact your Congressmen. Support from the public is desperately needed by February 14, 2012.
At the GRIVA Board meeting on May 17, 2011, officers and committee chairs were elected and installed for the coming year.
We had no retirees or new people named to the Board. Current commitee chairs graciously agreed to continue in their positions.
The Executive Board is as follows:
President: Brent Morgan
1st Vice President: Pat Dickens
2nd Vice President: Cat Southworth
Recording Secretary: Charlie Dickens
Corresponding Secretary: Emily Rusk
Treasurer: Drew Hogwood
Board of Directors and Committee Responsibilities
Del Agee (Membership)
Peter Broadbent (Library)
Charlie Dickens (Fiscal Review)
Patricia Dickens (Program)
Drew Hogwood (Nominating)
Debora Kerr (Computer)
Brent Morgan (Public Relations)
Sharon Morgan (Fall Conference)
Emily Rusk (Special Projects)
A.J. Seamons (Hospitality)
Catherine Southworth (Field Trips)
James Triesler (News & Notes)
Although every month is “family history month” for dedicated genealogists, October has been officially designated as such to raise interest and awareness in the importance of preserving ancestral and personal history. Here in Virginia, Governor McDonnell has issued a proclamation in recognition of the work done by everyone with an interest in genealogy.
The Friends of the Virginia State Archives is pleased to announce that Claire Bettag will present its annual Slatten Lecture at the FVSA annual meeting and conference to be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Library of Virginia, with registration starting at 8:30 AM.
Claire Bettag, a distinguished national genealogical speaker, will deliver lectures on “Genealogical Gems in the U.S. Serial Set”; “Treasure in the Library of Congress – the Manuscript Collection”; “Extra! Extra! Hear All About it! Newspapers at the Library of Congress”; and “Your Own Worst Enemy? Assumptions in Genealogical Research.”
The cost of the conference (including lunch) is $25 for FVSA members and $35 for nonmembers, with a combined new membership and conference rate of $45. Reservations must be received by September 9 to guarantee lunch. Reservation requests can be sent to FVSA, P.O. Box 4804, Richmond, VA 23220, indicating that payment is for the Slatten Lecture conference.
The Friends of the Virginia State Archives is a nonprofit organization created to encourage archival and genealogical research at and support for the Library of Virginia.
FVSA’s Slatten Lecture series is named in memory of Richard Slatten, a prominent Virginia genealogist who was a former president of the Virginia Genealogical Society and longtime editor of its journal. The Slatten Lecture series has been funded over the last decade by grants from the Richard Slatten Endowment for Virginia History of the Community Foundation of Richmond, Virginia.
The dues our members pay make everything GRIVA does possible. The calendar has turned to a new fiscal year, and membership fees for the 2010 – 2011 cycle are now due. We have several levels of membership to choose from. You may review all of them on our membership brochure.
You may also submit your dues using the renewal form in the latest issue of News and Notes, which should arrive in your mail at any moment.
How about this ridiculously hot weather in Richmond? It’s a good day to stay inside and do family history research!
The summer issue of News & Notes is currently at the printer. GRIVA’s newsletter is put together by students at Clover Hill High School. When school ended in June, the computers on which the article files were stored were suddenly packed up and moved to the school’s new facility. The last prep work on the issue had to be suspended until the relocation and classroom setup was completed.
We apologize for the unexpected delay. News & Notes should reach your mailboxes soon.