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

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Wed Feb 24 14:19:33 MST 2010


March 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> . 



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

February 25, 11 am - Genealogy 101, with Beverly Veness.

March 11, 11 am - Free Genealogy Software to Organize Your Research,
with the RELIC Staff.  Repeated March 23, 7 pm.

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

April 8, 11 a.m. - Family Search Records Pilot Program, with Julie
Gideon.  Repeated April 27, 7 p.m.

May 13, 11 am - Genealogy Roundtable, moderated by Don Wilson.

May 25, 7 pm - Genealogy 101, with Beverly Veness

June 10, 11 am - Genealogy 201, with Tish Como

June 22, 7 pm - Organizational Skills for Genealogists, with Diane

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, March 18, April 1 and 15 - 10 am-noon.


Thursday, February 25, 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
25, 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.  


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.



Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m.

Repeated Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m.



 Presented by Julie Gideon

On April 8, and repeated on April 27, genealogist Julie Gideon, former
manager of the Centreville (Va.) Family History Center will describe the
Family Search Indexing project, underway since 2005.  Learn about the
scope of the plan to digitize, index, and post to the internet, the
enormous microfilm archive of the Family History Library in Salt Lake
City.  More than 350 million genealogical records have already been
digitized and indexed and are ready to be searched for free.  You will
also learn how you can participate in this ambitious project that will
make a wide variety of genealogical materials, from around the world,
easy to access.

This free program is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m. and
will be repeated on Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.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.  


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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