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

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Fri Oct 1 09:51:29 MDT 2010


October 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 latest addition to RELIC's digital map collection is
John Wood's 1820 map of Prince William County.  You can now access it at
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/digitalLibrary/maps.htm>  along with
Prince William maps from 1759, 1834, 1901 and 1933, and Eugene Scheel's
map of African American Heritage.


I must express my appreciation for all the help we received from staff
and volunteers (including volunteer spouses) to make this year's 'RELIC
After Dark' a resounding success.  This was the sixth time we have done
it, and each time seems to go smoother than the last.  Everyone involved
has got their part down pat.  As always, decorations were attractive,
the music relaxing.  Patrons were promptly greeted at 7 p.m. and
directed to the buffet tables.  The dinner (chicken picata and all the
trimmings) and beverages (including assortments of wine and beer, thanks
to Library Director Dick Murphy) were excellent and plentiful.  The
company was congenial.  After that memorable meal, patrons who had the
energy could continue their personal research with the help of our
capable staff.  All of our electronic resources functioned flawlessly.
Our guest speaker, Drew Smith from Tampa, gave an engaging talk on
'Social Networking for Genealogists.'  The evening ended at 11 p.m.after
coffee, desserts, and more research discoveries.  Many thanks to
everyone who had a part in the preparation, support, and execution of
this wonderful annual event.  We hope to do it again next year.   - Don



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

October 7, 11 am - Making the Most of Ancestry Library Edition, with Don
Wilson.  Repeated, October 26, 7 pm.

October 24, 2 pm - Migration Routes before 1850, with Sharon Hodges.

November 16, 7 pm - Breaking Down African-American Genealogical Brick
Walls, with Char McCargo Bah.

December 9, 11 am - Analyzing Estate Inventories for Genealogical
Information, with Charlotte Cain.  [Postponed from Nov. 4]

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, October 14 and 21, November 4 and 18 - 10 am-noon.


Ancestry.com is a commercial genealogical website that has become
indispensable for family history research today.   New databases are
added weekly.  Ancestry Library Edition is the version that is available
free at many libraries, including all branches of Prince William Public
Library System.   To help people navigate Ancestry's numerous databases,
RELIC's Don Wilson will talk on "Making the Most of Ancestry Library
Edition."   The program will be presented at Bull Run Regional Library
on Thursday, October 7, at 11 a.m. and be repeated on Tuesday, October
26, at 7 p.m.

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

MIGRATION ROUTES IN AMERICA BEFORE 1850 Presented by Sharon Hodges

	You know your family moved from one place to another in the
United States, you just don't know how or why. Understanding why your
ancestors may have left their home and moved to a new location and the
routes taken to get there, may lead to new information about those
elusive ancestors.
	Sharon Hodges is a professional genealogist, teacher and
lecturer and has been involved in genealogical research for over 20
years.  She will present her talk at Bull Run Regional Library on
Sunday, October 24, at
2 p.m.
	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> .  

Presented by Char McCargo Bah

African-American family history presents special obstacles to
researchers.   Slavery, name changes and destruction of records are all
difficulties you are likely to encounter.  Char McCargo Bah of Stafford,
Virginia, has been researching her own roots for more than 26 years. She
has become a frequent lecturer on African American genealogical research
and has appeared on regional television.  On Tuesday, November 16, she
will present her program  "Breaking Down Those Genealogical African
American Brick Walls," at Bull Run Regional Library beginning at
7 p.m.

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.   Hours, September-June (EDT):
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm.


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