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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.

 
 
GENEALOGY 201: BEYOND THE BASICS
​Genealogy Librarian Tish Como 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.

Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
RESEARCHING VIRGINIA FAMILIES: THE CHALLENGES AND REWARDS
​Learn about the many and varied resources available to trace your Virginia ancestors. RELIC staff genealogist Darlene Hunter will describe official records (and their substitutes), compiled records, finding aids and institutional records. She will also provide examples of how to locate and utilize them to document your Virginia genealogy.

Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m.
RIGHT HAND MAN?

Alexander HamiltonWashington scholar, Peter R. Henriques, examines Alexander Hamilton’s relationship with George Washington as portrayed in Hamilton, the blockbuster Broadway musical. How important was it? Were the men friends? What caused their falling out during the American Revolution? Dr. Henriques, Professor of History, Emeritus, from George Mason University, is the author of numerous books and articles, including Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, which will be available for purchase. He has informed and entertained audiences at Colonial Williamsburg, Gadsby's Tavern, and numerous other venues including Bull Run Regional Library.

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.

GENEALOGY 101: GETTING STARTED

​​Discovering your family's history is both fun and rewarding. Genealogy Librarian Tish Como 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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2017: AN OVERVIEW
Genealogist Cheryl Day has used Family Tree Maker (FTM) software since 2002; she served as beta tester for the newest version of Family Tree Maker Genealogy Software (released by MacKiev). Join her for an overview of the main features of FTM 2017 including syncing technology built together with Ancestry, plus integration with FamilySearch, color coding, a photo repair tool and much more.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
GENEALOGY 201: BEYOND THE BASICS

Genealogy Librarian Tish Como 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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE

​Come and discuss the challenges of your family research in a group environment, and get tips for new approaches. Moderated by RELIC's Don Wilson.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. (Repeats February 28.)

GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE

​Come and discuss the challenges of your family research in a group environment, and get tips for new approaches. Moderated by RELIC’s Don Wilson.

Wednescay, February 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m. (Repeated from February 13)

​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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