Writing Your Family History, by Mary Maki, FRGS member and Secretary. As genealogists we know that birth, marriage, and death dates are not enough. We want to learn about our ancestors. We want to tell their stories. We want to bring them to “life.” Writing helps us to do that. It helps us make sense of our research. It tells us what we are missing—names, dates, and especially citations. Most of us have our family trees online. It is possible that future generations may not be interested in online family trees, … Continue Reading »
Welcome to the Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society (FRGS) serves area residents who are researching their personal genealogies, wherever that family history may hail from. The Society also serves as a central repository for information about regional genealogical resources. We invite you to explore this website for information about FRGS and to explore the area's rich information sources.
The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society (FRGS) meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Our meetings feature presentations from local and regional genealogists and discussions about our own research successes and brick walls. The public is welcome to join us for an evening of genealogy with your fellow family history researchers and to consider membership in our society.
April 2018 Meeting — Probate
April meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Salem Church Branch Library.
Trip Wiggins: Probate. Trip will cover Probate and will define some terms specific to the probate process, discuss Wills, Administration papers, estate inventories, Guardianship papers; what you can derive from these, and where to find all this stuff with a few examples.
Trip Wiggins has been doing genealogy since his maternal grandmother got him interested in the early 1970s. He is a past FRGS president along with past VP, Secretary, and newsletter editor and has given a few dozen genealogy presentations to FRGS and other local organizations.
May 2018 Meeting: Searching for Maiden Names
May meeting: Wednesday, 9 May, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. “Searching Maiden Names.” Ray Maki will tackle one of the most difficult aspects of genealogical research.
Ray joined FRGS in 2011, the year he moved to Fredericksburg from Connecticut where he had been actively involved with the inception of that town’s genealogy club. He served as VP – Programs from 2012 to 2015 and as VP –Membership in 2016.