[APG Public List] What's New in RELIC (March 2011)

Wilson, Donald L dlwilson at pwcgov.org
Mon Mar 14 15:35:16 MDT 2011


 

WHAT'S NEW IN RELIC

March 2011

 

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
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/whats_new_in_relic.htm> .   

            

RELIC PROGRAMS

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
<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
http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/relic_programs.htm
<http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/relic_programs.htm>  

March 20, 2 pm - Writing Family Stories, with Phyllis Legare.

April 7, 11 am - Who's Your Civil War Ancestor? with Don Wilson.

April  26, 7 pm - Research at the Library of Congress in Your Jammies:
Utilizing the Online Resources, with Diane Giannini.

            "Genealogy Doctor": free counseling (contact us for an
appointment).

WRITING FAMILY STORIES

Presented by Phyllis Legare

            Family stories are wonderful:  they enthrall and engage
family members of all ages.  Stories give substance to family traits and
bring generations together.  Find out about tools and techniques for
capturing and documenting your family's stories.  You can start out
small to get comfortable writing and then branch out.  Don't wait - get
started right away.  This program, by veteran teacher and certified
genealogist Phyllis Legare will be presented at Bull Run Regional
Library on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.

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

WHO'S YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTOR?

Presented by Don Wilson

            This year is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the
Civil War.   More than 620 thousand persons lost their lives during the
war of 1861-65.  It resulted in more than one million casualties in a
total population of 30 million.  The war resulted in the emancipation of
four million enslaved persons.   Every family in the United States was
affected by this tragic and heroic conflict.

            If your family lived in the United States during that time,
you can find a personal link to those events.  What exciting stories
could your ancestors tell?    RELIC's Don Wilson will show how to find
out in a program presented at Bull Run Regional Library on Thursday,
April 7, at 11 a.m.  He will describe sources and techniques for
tracking persons living at that time and what personal actions they may
have taken.

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

RESEARCH AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

(IN YOUR JAMMIES)

Presented by Diane Giannini, CG

            The Library of Congress is a wonderful storehouse of the
nation's history.  For many people living in our region, the Library may
be a short distance away, but they are overwhelmed by the number of
collections and the traffic challenges of going there to do research.
There is a less painful route:   Certified Genealogist Diane Giannini
will demonstrate how you can utilize the vast online genealogical
resources of the Library of Congress from the comfort of your own home,
Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Library, 

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

"Genealogy Doctor" Accepting Appointments for Research Help

Don Wilson, head of RELIC (the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for
genealogy and local history at Bull Run Regional Library), sets aside
time each month for  free private sessions to mentor persons researching
their family history.  A thirty-minute session can be used to discuss
and analyze an historical or genealogical problem that has stumped you.


Daytime and evening hours are possible.  To set up an appointment,
please call RELIC at 703-792-4540 or email relic2 at pwcgov.org.  Bull Run
Regional Library is located at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109.  

  

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 (ET):
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm.

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