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Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia


Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia's


Saturday, October 24, 2009
Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia

Make plans now to attend GRIVA's Fall Conference with our speaker Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG.


Christine Rose has previously lectured at the NGS, FGS, and GenTech. She has also been a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogical Research. Her published works include Nicknames: Past and Present, Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case, and Courthouse Indexes Illustrated.


9:00 a.m. - Registration

9:30 a.m. - Welcome

9:45 a.m. - The Evidence Conflicts. What Should I Do? Do you have enough evidence? How do you weigh it? What if it conflicts? Is it circumstantial? What is more believable? Can you make a convincing case?

11:15 a.m. - Avoid the Crooked Path! Case studies demonstrate how to zero in on a goal, reduce the problem, and stay on the straight and narrow until the solution is found.

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. - Leaping to Erroneous Conclusions: What Did the Record REALLY Say? A quick look at a document can lead to faulty conclusions. Look again. What does it really say? We will look at examples where evidence could be misinterpreted.

2:45 p.m. - 'Solving' The Problem in 25 Hours or Less! This lecture is a favorite! Strategies are presented to maximize research in a minimum of time. These strategies can be used when conducting either on-site or off-site research.

Door prizes throughout the day!

Registration Fees:
GRIVA Member - $40
GRIVA Non-Member - $50
Reservations made after 17 October add $5

Please print out the brochure at the link below and follow instructions to register. If you would like to join GRIVA and include that payment with your registration, please see instructions on the brochure.

Conference Brochure

Volunteer positions are still available. Please contact GRIVA if you are interested in helping at the event.