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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 at relic2@pwcgov.org 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.

 
 
RESEARCHING VIRGINIA FAMILIES: THE CHALLENGES AND REWARDS

​Learn about the many and varied resources available to trace your Virginia ancestors. RELIC staff member and certified genealogist (C.G.) Darlene Hunter will describe official records (and their substitutes), compiled records, finding aids and institutional records and provide examples of how to locate and utilize them to document your Virginia genealogy.
Register at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.

GENEALOGY 201: BEYOND THE BASICS
​RELIC’s Don Wilson will discuss effective research strategies and demonstrate advanced techniques for successfully searching and evaluating free online genealogy / history resources.  See how information found in census, newspapers, passenger lists, maps, books and manuscripts can add detail and interest to your family history.
Register at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Thursday, August 16,11:00 a.m.
REVOLUTIONARY PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, 1765-1781
​Historian Jim Bish focuses on the important decisions and actions by county residents who were in the middle of the struggle leading to the road to Revolution.  A retired teacher, Jim is a lifetime student of Prince William County history and conducts local excursions for History Happened Here Tours. 
Register at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.
CEMETERIES: WHERE TO GET THE ANSWERS

​Learn how to locate death, funeral, and burial records, and what information they can add to your family history.  Presented by genealogist Russell De Rose. Register at 703.792.4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Thursday, October 11, 11:00 a.m.

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE - AND HOW WE FOUND DROPS TO DRINK
​Historian Charlie Grymes presents the story of how local governments in Northern Virginia responded to the demand for safe drinking water for the growing population of our region.

Register at 703.792.4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
ELECTIONS IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Prince William County has been involved with elections for over two hundred years.  Kim Brace, a statistician and historian, will describe how elections have evolved over time in our local jurisdiction. Register at 703.792.4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Thursday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.
GENEALOGY 101: GETTING STARTED

Discovering your family's history is both fun and rewarding. RELIC's Darlene Hunter will demonstrate the essential first steps to take, and resources to use – most of which are available for free through the library – to ensure that your research is accurate, complete and well-documented. Register at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org

Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 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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