<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; ">Purpose of the Society </span>
The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960.
Our mission is to:
*promote and foster family history education and research
=== Help the Society Can Provide ===
*Because of its close proximity to the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society, the Society does not maintain a research facility, library, or surname material'''.''' *'''[http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=7&Itemid=29 Virtual VIGR]''' (Virginia Institute for Genealogical Research) collects articles of interest to Virginia genealogical research
, for the use of individual and family members of the Society. Access to Virtual VIGR is not available to institutions or individuals who are not active members of the Society.
*'''[http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=8&Itemid=55 Virginia Research Aids]. '''This section includes:
#Featured web site. This section
, like the VIGR articles, is updated periodically with web sites that aid the Virginia researcher in some way. These, for the most part, are Virginia specific sites. They may encompass the entire state or a local site.
#Miscellaneous. This section includes articles that may not be Virginia specific but are, nonetheless, of value to the Virginia researcher. Additionally, it contains the ''Newsletter'' queries.
==== Workshops ====
The Society holds two conferences each year: one in the spring in Richmond, Virginia; and one in the fall at various locations around the state. Please visit the [http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=18 Home] or [http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_gcalendar&view=google&Itemid=22 Events] page on our web site for announcements and notifications.<br>
==== Board Meetings ====
The Board of Governors meets at the Society's administrative offices in Richmond, Virginia, on the first Sunday of the last month of each quarter. Please visit the [http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_contact Contacts] page on
our web site for a list of officers.
=== Society Projects ===