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.