Virginia Genealogical Society

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 10:58, 24 May 2012 by Mooredw (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
'
Established

Purpose of the Society[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960. Our mission is to:

  • promote and foster family history education and research
  • publish genealogical information
  • and share accumulated knowledge.


Help the Society Can Provide[edit | edit source]

Record Collections[edit | edit source]

(Name of collection)

  • Located: (Online, onsite)
  • How to access: (order information, website)
  • Why search this record: (can link to wiki article)

(Continue to add any additional collections)

(Repeat bullets above of info about the collection. If there are too many collections to list, you can add a link to your society's webpage)

Indexes for (add County/town/state name here)[edit | edit source]

  • (Name of index (if online add link to name of index) - How to access: (if not online, order info. If it is online, remove "How to access.")  If there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage. See the Society Page Form for examples.)

Publications In the Society's Holdings[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]
  • (general description or list of titles; if there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage)
Periodicals[edit | edit source]
  • (general description of list of titles; if there are too many to list, you can link to your society's webpage)
Family Files[edit | edit source]
  • (general description or list of surnames - this can include any paper files you want to list)
Misc[edit | edit source]
  • (general descriptions)

Publications for Sale[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Genealogical Society publications program includes three major series:


  • Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents: 1732-1776 (vols. 4-8). Land patent records are an invaluable genealogical and historical resource for researchers of early Virginia. The Virginia Genealogical Society has issued five volumes taking the three volumes of Nell Marion Nugent's abstracts of Virginia land patents to 1776.
  • Index to Virginia Estates: 1800-1865 (10 vols). Index of all Virginia estate-related records found in will books and other collections, typically on microfilm. This ten-volume set has been completed geographically. Funding for this series has been made possible in part by a grant from the Richard Slatten Endowment for Virginia History of The Community Foundation in memory of Richard Slatten, a former President of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
  • The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy vols. 1-40 are available on CD; vols. 34-45 are available for purchase as printed back issues.

Look-up Services[edit | edit source]

(Instructions and fees)

  • (List of local repositories willing to visit)

How to Do Research in (add name of town/county here)[edit | edit source]

  • (list of classes whether online or onsite)

Local Repositories Society Members Visit[edit | edit source]

  • (list of repositories your members visit to do genealogy)

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society[edit | edit source]

Cost of membership and how to join:

Unlimited Online Access to:

  • (List of online databases)

Newsletter/Periodical:

Free Look-ups:

  • (List of look-ups)

Field Trips:

(Include any other additional benefits of membership in your society):

Society Happenings[edit | edit source]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

(details of meetings: how often, where, when, what is the purpose of the meeting, i.e., genealogical instruction, planning projects, etc.)

Workshops[edit | edit source]

(details: topics, when, where, cost, etc.)

Board Meetings[edit | edit source]

(details of board meetings: how often, where, when, who is invited)

Society Projects[edit | edit source]

Indexing[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)

Other Projects[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)

Past Projects[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)