RELIC Programs

All programs are presented at the Bull Run Regional Library, unless otherwise noted. To register for the following free programs, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.
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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL USING DNA IN YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Learn what you can, and cannot, determine from the various DNA tests (Y-DNA, mtDNA and atDNA) from Jim Bartlett, who has been an active genealogist since 1974. He administers the BARTLETT-DNA Project, with 250 participants, and successfully uses DNA test results as an essential part of his genealogy research. Jim’s explanations and examples do not require an understanding of the biology behind the tests. His discussion will provide examples of what the various test results look like and how you can use them to further your genealogy research.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY: TRACKING ANCESTORS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

Tracing African American families prior to 1865 can be difficult. There are special challenges to finding documentation during the age of slavery. RELIC’s Don Wilson will identify sources that can be used to trace lives and relationships and demonstrate the process through a case study approach.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
THE AMERICAN INVASION OF CANADA DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Military historian Ron Mayer will describe this unusual campaign of the American Revolution which included Virginia’s Daniel Morgan and his Riflemen.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
GENEALOGY 101: GETTING STARTED

Documenting your family’s history is both fun and rewarding. RELIC’s Beverly Veness will demonstrate how to go about tracing your genealogy and provide examples of the many free resources available to help with your search.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
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The Friends of Bull Run & Central Libraries Need You.
Please consider joining the Friends of Central and Bull Run Libraries whose efforts generously provide funding support for RELIC’s programming and help fund special speakers*. We need your membership and help with their major source of revenue, The Friends Book Shop, located in the lobby of Bull Run Library. Pick up a Friends membership application in RELIC or ask at the front information desk. Thank you very much for your consideration.​

PLEASE NOTE: We are always adding new programs.
*To be notified of upcoming RELIC Programs at the beginning of each month via email, sign up on eNotifications, click on “Click Here to Subscribe Today” and then scroll down and check  "Library – What’s New in RELIC."
                          
Please visit RELIC, in the rear of Bull Run Library, whenever the library is open, for staff assistance.