Do you have an ancestor who took advantage of Federal work programs created during the 1930s? One of the most successful of those programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps, which provided jobs, income and skill development to millions of men during its existence. The records created about those who enrolled in the CCC can provide unique insight into the personality and experiences of your family members.

Debora Kerr of GRIVA will present a program that will show you how to determine if you have a CCC ancestor and what steps to take to obtain his personnel records. Many examples of her personal research into her own father’s CCC experience will be shared.

Join us for “Our Boy in the CCC: Researching Civilian Conservation Corps Ancestors” on April 23, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.