February 2018 - The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC)
Start your historical journey here. RELIC's email newsletter highlights upcoming free events and happenings. Genealogy and local Virginia history is our specialty as a service provided by the Prince William Public Library. We're located at Bull Run Regional Library and you can always find more about us at www.pwcgov.org/relic.
Beginning February 1, RELIC's staffed hours will be:

Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Federal holidays and holiday weekends.

7:00 p.m. (Repeats February 28)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m. (Repeated from February 13)

Come and discuss the challenges of your family research in a group environment, and get tips for new approaches. Moderated by RELIC's Don Wilson.

Explore our rich and diverse local history.
Saturday, March 24
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(at the historic Old Manassas Courthouse)  
Learn about:
  • Prince William County: Early Settlement, Founding, and Leadership (1660-1750),with James Bish
  • George Custer at the Battle of Bucklandwith Dan Davis
  • We Are All in This War: Those Who Fight and Those Who Stay at Home,with Charlotte Cain
  • Prince William Forest, Before the Parkwith Cecilia Lynch
  • The Original Virginia Beer Baron: Robert Portnerwith Michael Gaines
  • Developing Prince William After Completion of the Shirley Highwaywith Charlie Grymes
After the sessions, attend a hands-on reception with the Curator at the
Manassas Museum to further explore one of the day's engaging topics.
Save the Date:  March 24, 2018
$10 registration fee
Call 703-792-4754 or email historicpreservation@pwcgov.org
The Old Manassas Courthouse is at the corner of Grant and Lee Avenues.
Supported by Prince William's Historic Preservation Foundation, The Historical Commission, Historic Prince William, and the Manassas Museum..

Discovering your family's history is both fun and rewarding.  RELIC's Darlene Hunter, a certified genealogist, will demonstrate the essential first steps to take and resources to use - most of which are available for free through the library - to ensure that your research is accurate, complete and well-documented.

Manassas is a focus for the study of the American Civil War (1861-1865).  If your family lived in the United States during that time, you can find a personal link to those exciting events.  RELIC's Don Wilson will show how to find your ancestor's experiences in the War.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the preceding programs will take place at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, Virginia.  Programs may last from 60 to 90 minutes.  You may register for any of these free programs at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.   

You may also register online at RELIC Programs by clicking on the program date. Funding for selected RELIC programs is provided by the Friends of Bull Run Library.*  To be notified of upcoming library programs and activities, you may sign up for the PWPLS newsletter

To read the latest lists of new materials available please click on What's New in RELIC.
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questions and comments are always welcomed
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