Explore the Germanna Foundation

germanna-logoDale Payne Sayers will present a program on the genealogical resources of the Germanna Foundation at GRIVA’s November 29th member meeting. (Please note date change due to Thanksgiving holiday!)

The membership of the Germanna Foundation is made up of descendants from the German colonists arriving in Virginia in 1714 and 1717. This organization is actively involved in historic preservation, archaeology, genealogy, and making connections with current German citizens in the areas of emigration. With both a library and many published family histories, the Germanna Foundation offers a wealth of resources for the serious researcher of early German roots in Virginia. Come to learn more!

Dale Payne Sayers received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education at James Madison University. A retired elementary teacher, she has been actively researching her family history for more than 40 years. Dale has written two genealogical books (The Haynies of Northumberland and The Tucker Family of Campbell and Charlotte Counties) and has three more books in the works. Dale belongs to many historical and genealogical groups, and stays busy with research, gardening, and travel. Dale lives in Hanover County, VA with her husband Jim and has two grown children.

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.

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The Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is To promote, foster, and encourage serious and accurate genealogical and historical research by all means possible, including instruction, seminars, workshops and field trips.