Upcoming Program Meetings


Tuesday 26 May, 7:30 PM, ONLINE ZOOM MEETING                                                                         Off the Beaten Track: Using the Internet and Other Resources

Betty Ownsbey, Independent Historian and Author

Having researched the Civil War for 40 years, a historian describes how newly available internet resources have deepened her perspectives. Betty is the author of five non-fiction books based on events and people of the Civil War. 

Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/OwnsbeyGRIVA

Monday, 15 June, 12:00 PM, ONLINE ZOOM MEETING                                                                        GRIVA June Luncheon

What have you been doing during quarantine? Bring your lunch to the computer (or the computer to your lunch) and tell us about the books you’ve read, the research you’ve done, or how many loaves of bread you’ve baked!

Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/GRIVALuncheonJune2020


Tuesday, 1 December, 1:45 PM, Beck Room
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Beth Daly, Outreach Coordinator

Founded in 1997, The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, commonly known as The Heritage Center, is an all-volunteer, non-profit regional archives dedicated to the preservation of historical documents and photographs relating to the history and people of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

The Center’s collections include family and business histories, court records, church records, railroad records, documents on slavery and Jim Crow era legislation, local newspapers, maps, photographs, county records, postcards and other photographs and documents.

Beth Daly was born and raised in Ohio but has lived in Virginia for 41 years. Since retiring from the USDA in 2003 she has volunteered at several history / preservation organizations, including The Heritage Center. She has written or contributed to local publications, and is a member of various history-related organizations.

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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.