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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THE DAR LIBRARY: RESEARCHING THE REVOLUTION AND BEYOND
The Daughters of the Revolution Library in Washington D.C. is not just for members. Learn about the resources, both in-house and online, of this vast repository from its Library Director, Eric Grundset.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m.
10th ANNUAL RELIC AFTER DARK $$
There are still a few seats available for our special fall event.  Our tenth annual “RELICIs Any Body There? Tracking Ancestral Remains.” It is a humorous account of some of his experiences searching for burial places of ancestors, along with lessons on finding ancestral graves and conducting genealogical research in general.  The event, costing $25 per person, will include a buffet dinner, with assorted beverages, and allow opportunity to do your own genealogical research using RELIC’s facilities.  Enjoy free printing from electronic resources and from microfilm reader-printers.  Seating is limited, and pre-payment is required so please contact RELIC staff at relic2@pwcgov.org or 703-792-4540 to make a reservation.
September 20, 2014, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Registration begins August 1, 2014.
 

GENEALOGY 201: BEYOND THE BASICS

RELIC’s Tish Como demonstrates advanced search techniques and alternate resources to add interest and detail to your family tree.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 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.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m.
Lecture by noted author Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy on “The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire.” This title won Dr. O’Shaughnessy both the 2014 George Washington Book Prize, which recognizes the year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history, and the 2014 New York Historical Society’s annual American history book prize. He is the Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies and Professor of History at The University of Virginia.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 p.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.
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Please visit RELIC, in the rear of Bull Run Library, whenever the library is open, for staff assistance.