Photo by Gregory Bean.

Photo by Gregory Bean.

The study of churches should be undertaken by every serious genealogist. Besides tending to the spiritual needs of their communities, churches were the caretakers of many records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths — which may have not survived in other civil recordings.

Our March meeting will focus on Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Tony Williams will present a program covering the history of Bruton mentioning resources that may lead people to some genealogical records available to researchers. Mr. Williams holds history degrees from Syracuse University and Ohio State University and was most recently a fellow at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He is a former history teacher of ten years and a renowned lecturer. He is a full-time author living in Williamsburg and is currently writing a history of the Jamestown colony among other books.

Join us for “History of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg” with Mr. Tony Williams on March 25, 2014 at 1:45 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.

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