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RELIC Programs

PLEASE NOTE our current hours:

While access to the RELIC collection is available whenever Bull Run Library is open, there may not always be a RELIC staff member available to help. If you require individual assistance and/or are traveling from a distance, you may wish to call 703-792-4540 and/or email us to verify the hours when RELIC staff will be available. Current staffed hours for RELIC.
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.

 
 
AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY: TRACKING FAMILIES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

​Discovering African American family history 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. This program that was presented at Central Community Library.

Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.

USING FAMILYSEARCH EFFECTIVELY

Professional genealogist Jennifer Banks will teach how to use FamilySearch, the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources, more effectively. She will provide a detailed explanation of what the search boxes do and do not access, as well as, showing how to access the unindexed records. She will also demonstrate how to access online learning courses, various online trees, books, wiki, and catalog. Handouts will be provided. Please join us for a great learning experience.

Wednesday, March 13, 2:00 p.m.

THE CHAPMAN MILL TRACT: MISSING PATENTS AND FOUR CEMETERIES

​Archaeologist and cartographer Patrick O'Neill will describe research he has done on the property at Thoroughfare Gap owned by the Chapman Family.

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.

GENEALOGY 101: GETTING STARTED

​Discovering your family history is both fun and rewarding. RELIC's Darlene Hunter will demonstrate the essential first steps to take and the resources to use, most of which are available for free through the library to ensure that your research is accurate, complete, and well documented.

Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m.

​PLEASE NOTE: We are always adding new programs.
 
The Friends of Bull Run Library Need You.
Please consider joining the Friends of Bull Run Library 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.​

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