Records are based mainly on Life Events - “Hatch / Match / Dispatch”. Birth Certificates, Newspaper Announcements, Church Records, Civil / Church Marriage Records, SS Applications, Death Certificates/Indexes, Obituaries, Cemetery Records, Grave sites, to name a few, are all sources of hints for maiden names. Determining when records became available in the locality you are researching, is timesaving, in that you are not searching for records that are not available. familysearch.org has a Wiki Search Function, … 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.
FREE 3 DAY ACCESS TO FIND MY PAST
To honor the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI, Find My Past is giving free access to all Records and Newspapers from noon on Nov 9 thru Noon on Nov 12. There is currently no information on the website about free “full access”, but you can browse the Records that are always Free, right now.
Here is a link to the website https://www.findmypast.com/
November Meeting: Using Old Photos in √Genealogy by Dave Thomen
Our Speaker for November is Dave Thomen; his topic is Using Old Family Photos to Help Complete Your Genealogy Picture.. We’ve all faced that situation of finding an old family photo, but not being able to identify the people in the picture. Is it Grandma, Great, Great Grandma or a Great Aunt? Dave will explain methods for helping you find clues to solve that mystery.
In addition, family photos of those people you know may also hold valuable clues that you’ve overlooked. Dave’s presentation will cover how to use photos to help you in your overall genealogy search. He has been working on his family’s genealogy for over 45 years. He’ll share with you hints and strategies he’s used to build his family genealogy picture. Old photos and their preservation has been a key tool in his research.