All databases at Ancestry.com are not created equal...that was one of the main take-aways from Elizabeth Ernst's thought-provoking presentation at the April FRGS meeting. The pedigree and accuracy of the source data for the databases in Ancestry can vary widely, making it crucial for a researcher to examine the source information when deciding whether and how much to rely on the returns for any given search. Elizabeth presented tips on how to evaluate Ancestry's databases and shared her opinion about which databases … 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.
September Meeting — Writing your Family History
FRGS is taking its annual summer summer break, with no presentations in July and August. We’ll return in September with a highly-anticipated presentation from FRGS member and Secretary, Mary Maki, who will give a presentation on writing your family history.
Mary is a published author and has written many monographs covering aspects of her own family history story. She’s looking forward to sharing her expertise with FRGS members.
See you September 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Church branch library.
See the full write-up for Mary’s talk under “Events”.