[APG Public List] What's New in RELIC (December 2009)

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Sat Dec 5 14:59:18 MST 2009


December 2009


The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History
(RELIC), Prince William Public Library System, Bull Run Regional
Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109.  703-792-4540  Email:
relic2 at pwcgov.org <mailto:relic2 at pwcgov.org> .


RELIC's website has a new look.  We are updating information and adding
new links to improve usefulness.  Please check it out at
www.pwcgov.org/library/relic <http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic> . 

To read the latest lists of new materials available in RELIC click on
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/whats_new_in_relic.htm> .  (New

Among RELIC's recent acquisitions is a CD-ROM of the 1937 aerial
photographs of Prince William County, courtesy of the County's Historic
Preservation Office.  This allows us to study and reproduce images of
that historic landscape.  The images are also now accessible as an
overlay to the County's online mapping system.  Go to www.pwcgov.org
<http://www.pwcgov.org/> , pull down the eServices menu, choose MORE
TOPICS, choose Geographic Information, Choose Aerial Image Viewer.
Locate and Zoom to an Intersection or a Parcel Address or Grid Parcel
Identification Number (GPIN).  In the Menu box (left), choose Map
Layers, Aerial Imagery, 1937.



Here are our latest offerings.  Funding for RELIC programs is provided
by the Friends of Central and Bull Run Libraries.  Sign language
interpretation is available for Prince William Public Library programs
if requested at least three weeks in advance.  To be notified of
upcoming programs and new resources in RELIC, visit
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/whats_new_in_relic.htm>  and click
on Subscribe to What's New in RELIC.  All these programs will take place
at the community room at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue,
Manassas, VA.  You may register for any of these programs at
703-792-4540 or relic2 at pwcgov.org <mailto:relic2 at pwcgov.org> .   For
details see http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/relic_programs.htm

December 10, 11 am - Genealogy 201, with Tish Como.

January 14, 11 am - Finding Your Family in the Library, with Don Wilson.

January 26, 7 pm - An Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) Records for Genealogists, with Zack Wilske

The Genealogy Doctor is In

Schedule a private, 30-minute visit with RELIC's Don Wilson to discuss
an historical or genealogical problem that has stumped you.  Please call
703-792-4540 for a free appointment.   Here are upcoming scheduled

Thursdays, Decembe 17, January 7 and 21 - 10 am-noon.



 Thursday, December 10, 11 a.m.


Presented by Tish Como

            Genealogy 101 introduced basic resources and techniques for
researching your family's history.   Genealogy 201 presents alternate
resources to enhance your family's history and advanced search
techniques to help maximize your results from online databases including
census records, passenger lists, maps, and books.   RELIC's Tish Como
will present this program on Thursday, December 10, beginning at 11
a.m., in the Bull Run Library community room.

To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540
or at relic2 at pwcgov.org <mailto:relic2 at pwcgov.org> 



Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11 a.m.



Presented by Don Wilson

Searching for your ancestors at a local library or major research center
requires a certain amount of planning.  RELIC's Don Wilson will discuss
resources available at many libraries today, how to prepare for your
visit, how to make the best use of your time, and how to obtain expert
help for your problem from library staff.   The program will be held
Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at Bull Run Regional Library's
community room.

            Please call (703) 792-4540 or email relic2 at pwcgov.org to
register for this free program.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7 p.m.



Presented by Zack Wilske, Historian, USCIS

            Part of the lure of family history is to find information
about an ancestor's voyage to America and to identify his or her place
of birth in the old country.  The federal government has been collecting
information about immigrants for many years.  The former Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) and now the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Service (USCIS) are the focus of those collection efforts.

            Zack Wilske, an historian with USCIS, will present "An
Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service Records for
Genealogists" at Bull Run Regional Library on Tuesday, January 26, 2010,
beginning at 7 p.m.  This presentation, for beginners and experienced
researchers alike, will use case-study examples to provide an overview
of relevant immigration sources.  His talk will cover arrival and
naturalization records available from both the USCIS Genealogy Program
and the National Archives.  Mr. Wilske's research interests include the
history of the INS and its records.

  Please call (703) 792-4540 or email relic2 at pwcgov.org to register for
this free program.  


Have a question about Prince William County history, places or families?
Need guidance with your genealogical research?

You may contact RELIC staff for help and advice at Ask RELIC
<http://www.pwcgov.org/default.aspx?topic=040034001840001757>  or by
calling us at 703-792-4540. 

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