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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INTERMEDIATE DISCUSSION OF USING DNA TESTING TO FURTHER YOUR GENEALOGY

Jim Bartlett has been a genealogist since 1974. He is the administrator of the Bartlett Surname Genealogy Project and lectures widely on how to successfully use the results of DNA testing to connect with cousins, determine common ancestors, and prove (or disprove) your family lines. In January 2015 Jim presented his introductory DNA program here at Bull Run Regional Library. This follow up intermediate presentation will include a simple review of how DNA works with emphasis on how to use your DNA test results to learn more about your surname and ancestry. You do not need to understand the biology behind the tests.

REPEATS Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:00 a.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.

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, April 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE DISCUSSION OF USING DNA TESTING TO FURTHER YOUR GENEALOGY

Jim Bartlett has been a genealogist since 1974. He is the administrator of the Bartlett Surname Genealogy Project and lectures widely on how to successfully use the results of DNA testing to connect with cousins, determine common ancestors, and prove (or disprove) your family lines. In January 2015 Jim presented his introductory DNA program here at Bull Run Regional Library. This follow up intermediate presentation will include a simple review of how DNA works with emphasis on how to use your DNA test results to learn more about your surname and ancestry. You do not need to understand the biology behind the tests.

PROVING PATRIOT SERVICE FOR SAR/DAR MEMBERSHIP: FOCUS ON TAX LISTS

Barry Schwoerer, Registrar, Col. William Grayson Chapter, Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution will describe the ongoing SAR project to identify taxes enacted to support the War.  Evidence of payment proves patriot service. Members of the Elizabeth McIntosh Hammill Chapter of the DAR will
also be available to answer questions about all types of qualifying acts.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Save the Date

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May 7, 11:00 a.m. ​– Genealogy 101: Getting Started with RELIC’s Beverly Veness​
May 19, 7:00 p.m. ​– Mapping in Virginia with GMU Geography Instructor Charlie Grymes
​May 21, 11:00 a.m. ​– *Thirteen Months at Manassas/Bull Run with author/historian Don Johnson*
June 11, 11:00 a.m. ​– Beyond Passenger Lists – Researching 20th Century Immigrants with Zack Wilske, Historian, United States Citizenship and Information Services (USCIS)
June 16, 7:00 p.m. ​– Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics with RELIC’s Tish Como
 

PLEASE NOTE: We are always adding new programs.
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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 visit RELIC, in the rear of Bull Run Regional Library, whenever the library is open. Staff are available to assist you, whenever you visit. If you have a particular long-standing genealogical problem that has stumped you, you may also schedule an individual appointment.