Washington_and_Lee_UniversityTo hold in our hands an original document that was once in the possession of a distant ancestor is an inspiring part of genealogical research. While personal documents provide us the most direct connection to family long decreased, the papers of others from the time they lived can also give us insight into their lives. Thomas E. Camden, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Washington and Lee University, will demonstrate the use of original documents, such as the George Washington Papers, in family history research. His program “Feeling the Power: Using Original Documents as Discovery Tools” will be presented at the GRIVA Members Meeting on November 25, 2014.

Join us 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.