Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events

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Annual Open House

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10 am - noon 

National Family History Month Open House: The Power of Story

Adult Session Children's Activities
10:00   The Power of Story                             Lise Embley

10:30   The Quilts of our Foremothers           Peggy Natoli Duffy

10:30 Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge    Cameron Blackhurst

11:00   The Living Link                                    Janet Cummings 

11:15   Quick Tip: Google Translate              Lise Embley

11:30   Court Records                                     Nathan B. Oman

·     Make your own silhouette

·     “Who wore it better?”

·     Build a temple

·     Paper dolls

·     Story time

·     Map your ancestry

Refreshments will follow Nate Oman's remarks.

Our presenters:

Cameron Blackhurst is an Eagle Scout, professional musician, father, and full-time soldier. He speaks Japanese fluently and recently completed a Spartan race.

Janet Cummings is a volunteer docent with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Assistant Director of the WIlliamsburg Family History Center. She is a retired speech pathologist.

Peggy Natoli Duffy is a wife, mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and long-time patron of the Williamsburg Family History Center. She is the volunteer co-facilitator of our RootsMagic User Group, an avid quilter, and loyal William and Mary soccer fan.

Lise Embley is a wife and mother, writer/editor and content specialist at the National Center for State Courts, and director of the Williamsburg Family History Center. In all four roles, she enthusiastically leverages technology to organize, analyze, synthesize, and preserve information.

Danielle Lawson

Nathan B. Oman, professor, William and Mary Law School, is a runner and fly fisherman.

Third Thursday Brown Bag Lectures

Held each month on the third Thursday at noon, these presentations are designed to be short (30-45 minutes) and narrowly-focused. They are less formal than a class, and meant to be interactive. Feel free to bring your lunch, and eat while you're learning!

Thursday, October 20 - noon

FamilySearch Memories - New features, new ways to capture and share your family's story

RootsMagic User Group

This group meets every other month on the third Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

10:00 - 11:30 am

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