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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FINDING YOUR FAMILY IN THE LIBRARY: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LIBRARY'S RESOURCES

Searching for your ancestors at a local library or major research center requires a certain amount of planning.  RELIC’s Don Wilson will discuss resources available at many libraries today, how to prepare for your visit, how to make the best use of your time, and how to obtain expert help for your problem from library staff.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

BEFORE VIRGINIA: FINDING THE ORIGINS OF COLONIAL IMMIGRANTS

Determining a Virginian immigrant’s origins can be a challenge.  Find out what sources and techniques are available from certified genealogist Victor Dunn.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

 
GENEALOGY 201: BEYOND THE BASICS

RELIC’s Tish Como demonstrates advanced search techniques, effective research strategies and readily-available resources to add interest and detail to your family tree.

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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, January 20, 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.
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Please visit RELIC, in the rear of Bull Run Library, whenever the library is open, for staff assistance.