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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; ">Purpose of the Society</span>
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The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960. Our mission is to:  
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The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960. Its mission is to:  
    
*promote and foster family history education and research  
 
*promote and foster family history education and research  
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=== Help the Society Can Provide  ===
 
=== Help the Society Can Provide  ===
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*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'''.'''  
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*Because of its close proximity to the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society, the Society does not maintain record collections, 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.  
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*'''[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].&nbsp;'''This section includes:
 
*'''[http://www.vgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=8&Itemid=55 Virginia Research Aids].&nbsp;'''This section includes:
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#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.&nbsp;
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#Featured web site. This section 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.&nbsp;  
 
#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.
 
#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.
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==== Workshops  ====
 
==== Workshops  ====
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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.&nbsp;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>  
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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.&nbsp;
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The &nbsp;2012 Fall Conference, entitled "Lynchburg and Appomattox: Moving Towards The End of the Long Conflict," will be held on October 12-13,&nbsp;2012 at the Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Virginia (Friday) and the Kirkley Hotel &amp; Conference Center, 2900 Chandlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, Virginia (Saturday).&nbsp;You can register for the conference on our web site [http://www.vgs.org/ here]. Be sure you are logged in with your member account prior to ordering online to receive the member's discount.&nbsp;VGS and BGSI (Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc.) members pay $36 through September 29th.&nbsp;Non-members pay $45 through September 29th.&nbsp;After September 29th, prices go up by $10 for everyone, so register early!&nbsp;Online registration will end after October 8th to allow time to organize event details. You can register by phone or as a walk-in after October 8th, but we cannot guarantee that a meal will be available.&nbsp;No refunds will be made after October 1st.<br>
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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  ====
 
==== Board Meetings  ====
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The Board of Governors meets at the Society's administrative offices in Richmond, Virginia,&nbsp;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.  
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The Board of Governors meets at the Society's administrative offices in Richmond, Virginia,&nbsp;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 the web site for a list of officers.  
    
=== Society Projects  ===
 
=== Society Projects  ===
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