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
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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.


​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.
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 11 a.m.


with GMU ‘Geography of Virginia’ Instructor Charlie Grymes
Virginia is rich in history, and much of it is illustrated. Spanish spies mapped Jamestown, Thomas Jefferson's
father helped define the Virginia-Carolina border, French troops recorded their route through Prince William on the way to Yorktown, fire insurance companies documented the pattern of buildings in cities - and long before VDOT, there were maps of roads, trails, and deer trails going from hither to yon. Come explore some of the images of Virginia, and the stories behind those maps.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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 NOTE:  for the next month there will be some hours (especially evening hours from 6-9) when there will not be dedicated staff available in RELIC to help our visitors. RELIC will remain open whenever the library is open, but if you are traveling from a distance and require staff assistance, you may wish to call ahead (703-792-4540) and verify that there will be a staff person in RELIC when you plan to visit.