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

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Mon Feb 1 16:28:25 MST 2010


February 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:
mailto:relic2 at pwcgov.org .


To read the latest lists of new materials available in RELIC click on


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.  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 
mailto:relic2 at pwcgov.org.   For details see

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.

March 11, 11 am - Free Genealogy Software to Organize Your Research,
with the RELIC Staff.

March 23, 7 pm - Free Genealogy Software, repeated (see March 11).

March 27, 2-4 pm - Bull Run Library Writers' Fair.

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, February 4 and 18, and March 18 - 10 am-noon.

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.  

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11 a.m.

Repeated Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 7 p.m.

Presented by the RELIC Staff

            Data management software is an essential labor-saving tool
for collecting and sorting the many names, relationships, and vital
statistics that can be part of anyone's family history research project.
RELIC will offer demonstrations of some of the free and open source
software programs available to help organize your genealogical research.
Software to be highlighted in this session include Gramps and Legacy
Family Tree.   

This demonstration will be conducted by RELIC staff and volunteers at
the library's community room on Thursday, March 11, at 11 a.m. and will
be repeated on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. 

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

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2-4 p.m.


The Bull Run Regional Library will be sponsoring a Writers' Fair on
Saturday, March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Representatives from local authors'
groups will be available to talk to patrons who are interested in all
types of writing, from memoirs to fiction to genealogy.

Adults who enjoy writing and wish to meet other authors may register for
this program by calling (703) 792-4530 (TTY callers use (703) 792-4524).
Bull Run Regional Library is located at 8051 Ashton Avenue in Manassas.


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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