[APG Public List] What's New in RELIC (January 2010)

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Thu Dec 31 13:47:26 MST 2009



January 2010


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> .


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

To see the latest issue of our electronic magazine, Prince William
Reliquary, go to www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/reliquary.htm
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/reliquary.htm> .


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

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

February 11, 11 am - Genealogy 101, with Beverly Veness.

February 23, 7 pm - African American Genealogy:  Tracking Ancestors
Before the Civil War, with Don Wilson.

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, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18 - 10 am-noon.

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



Presented by RELIC's 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.  

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 11 a.m.


Presented by RELIC's Beverly Veness

Family history buffs have an opportunity to learn about methods,
strategies and resources for tracing their roots at a free session
sponsored by The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC).  RELIC is a
special collection for genealogy and local history located at the Bull
Run Regional Library in Manassas.  The hour-long program, conducted by
Beverly Veness of the RELIC staff, is scheduled for Thursday, February
11, 2010, at 11 a.m. 

This program, "Genealogy 101," will highlight the numerous free
genealogical resources available at RELIC and will explore basic
techniques for tracking ancestors.  

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 7 p.m.



Presented by RELIC's Don Wilson

Tracing African American family history prior to 1865 can be difficult.
There are special challenges to finding documentation during the age of
slavery.  Don Wilson, head of the RELIC staff, will identify sources
that can be used to trace lives and relationships and demonstrate the
process through a case study approach.  The program is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 23, 2010, beginning at 7 p.m., at Bull Run Regional

  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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