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

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Mon Jun 7 13:45:22 MDT 2010


June 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> .  


            The Sixth Annual RELIC After Dark is scheduled for Saturday,
September 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Library.  Along
with an evening of dining and research opportunities, we can look
forward to another nationally known speaker, Dan Lynch, author of the
award-winning "Google Your Family Tree."  Mr. Lynch is a technology
marketing consultant and professional genealogist based in Connecticut
and has appeared on national television.  Reservations are now being
accepted for this gala event.  The cost, which includes food, beverages,
and printing from the library's electronic resources, is $25 (paid in
advance, cash or check).  Contact RELIC for further information. 



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

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

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

July 8, 11 am - Researching your Virginia ancestors, with Don Wilson
(repeated July 27, 7 pm).

July 29, 7 pm - Writing and Publishing a Family History, with Linda
Hammill Matthews, author of Middling Folks, the story of the Hammill
family of Occoquan, Virginia.

August 12, 11 am - Discovering Manassas History, with Rita Koman.

August 24, 7 pm - History in 3-D, with Roxana Adams. 

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 available

Thursdays, June 17, July 1 and 15 - 10 am-noon. 



 Thursday, June 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, June 10, 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> .   



 Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m.


Presented by Diane Nesmeyer 

Having trouble finding particular documents or people in your files?
Want to be able to quickly tell what research you need to do next?
Local genealogist Diane Nesmeyer will show you what to do with all that
information you are collecting.  She will provide suggestions for
developing an organized approach to genealogical research and dealing
with the volumes of paper that research produces.    This program will
be presented on Tuesday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bull Run Regional
Library community room. 

To reserve a seat for this free program, please contact RELIC at (703)
792-4540  or at relic2 at pwcgov.org <mailto:RELIC2 at pwcgov.org> .   


 Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m.

Repeated Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m. 


Presented by Don Wilson 

Genealogy in Virginia has its own complexities.  Records may be lost,
destroyed or difficult to locate.  Don Wilson, Virginiana librarian for
Prince William County, has been studying Virginia resources and research
techniques for over thirty years.  He will present a talk "Researching
Your Virginia Ancestors," on Thursday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at Bull Run
Regional Library's community room.  The program will be repeated on
Tuesday, July  27, at 7 p.m.  In his talk, Mr. Wilson will attempt to
give practical advice and step-by-step instructions for finding and
documenting elusive Virginia ancestors.

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

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Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. 


Presented by Linda Hammill Matthews

Linda Matthews of Evanston, Illinois, has prepared a detailed and
readable book about her ancestors, the Hammill family of Occoquan,
Virginia, titled "Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One
Scots-Irish Family."   She will present a talk about the writing and
publishing of this history, on Thursday, July 29, beginning at 7 p.m.,
at Bull Run Regional Library's community room.

The author has traced the Hammill family back to Scotland and Northern
Ireland in the 1600s, using a wide variety of evidence.  The immigrant
to America arrived in southern Maryland by 1726, and the family moved to
Prince William County by 1778.  The book includes a report on activities
here during the Civil War and the family's later migration to the west
coast.  The book has been professionally edited, including a number of
maps and photographs, and was published by Chicago Review Press this

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


 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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