Upcoming Program Meetings



Saturday, 3 October 7:30 PM, Virginia War Memorial                                                         Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle

Colonial American Migration Routes and Modes of Travel                                                             
How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest  
Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors
Dig Deeper into FamilySearch 

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her genealogical education includes courses at major genealogical institutes, as well as the ProGen Study Group.
Registration details to be available in September. 

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known as The Heritage Center, is an all-volunteer, non-profit regional archives dedicated to the preservation of historical documents and photographs relating to the history and people of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.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