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Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society

Next FRGS Meeting
Salem Church Branch Library -  11 May 2016
6:00 p.m. Technology Meet-up
6:30 p.m. Meet, Greet and Brick Wall Assistance
7:00 p.m. Monthly meeting with presentation:
Presentation by Shannon Combs-Bennett
What Company and Which Test: Getting Started with DNA Testing

Have you had your DNA tested and are confused, or are thinking about testing? This presentation will focus on what each of the main three genetic testing companies can offer you. Each one has good things and bad things and various functions. Learn what they are and how they can help you. (Live demo of the sites if possible)

Can’t attend meetings? No problem. An individual membership is only $15.00 a year and with that members receive via email the monthly meeting minutes that contain detailed information from the presentations, the FRGS Lily Pad quarterly newsletter, as well as pertinent genealogy-related information in conjunction with meeting reminders. Join today and support the FRGS mission to assist genealogists searching their Virginia roots. Checks made out to FRGS and mailed to P.O. box listed below.

Members can join! The Central Virginia SIG meets during the fourth week of the month. Contact to confirm day and venue. Mark your calendar for the next Central Virginia SIG meeting: May 16 at the Virginiana Room with possible field trip to the Library of Virginia in June.

Members can join! German Special Interest Group (SIG) meets the first Monday of the month at the Salem Church Branch Library. Contact us to verify meeting times. 

Want a new SIG? Email us!

FRGS Fall Genealogy Conference
24 September 2016 
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Confirmed National Speakers: Shannon Combs-Bennett will offer two sections on DNA, Dr. Shelley Murphy on African American genealogy, Charles Mason on beginning your genealogy and staff from the Library of Virginia on using its resources. Registration information and presentation titles coming soon.

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Would you like to discover more about your family's ancestors? 
The Central Rappahannock Regional Heritage Center’s vast document, photo and memorabilia collection contains records from Caroline County, Fredericksburg, King George County, Spotsylvania and Stafford County.  900 Barton Street, Fredericksburg, VA 540-373-3704 []; 

The Virginiana Room of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, houses oral histories, family histories, genealogies, obituary notices, cemetery records, county tax records, histories of local homes, churches, businesses and events, and much more. 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. 

The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society can also help! Join us the second Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 @ 7:00 p.m. or email to utilize our Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness.

Contact us:
P.O. Box 42013
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

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