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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.
FALL GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
There will be 6 seminars, Door Prizes, A Raffle, Light Refreshments and lots of learning opportunities. For further details, and to Register, use the Green Register Button which will take you to Eventbrite. If you have questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
September Meeting: Orange County African Americans During and After the Civil War
FRGS Celebrates 25 Years!
Therese Fisher, Carol Spiers, Holly Johnson ~ Schemmer & David Dorsey (L-R)
These members, along with other Founding Members, were honored at our 25th Anniversary Event. The Mayor issued a Proclamation honoring the work of the Society and its Members.
We had a wonderful dinner at Ristorante Renato. The celebration was topped off by a cake that was not only a visual delight but delicious as well . Please join us at the September Meeting to see the photos, the Newspaper Article and the Proclamation issued by Mayor Greenlaw.
FRGS MEETING UPDATES
NO MEETING IN OCTOBER:
The Genealogy Conference will replace the Octotber Monthly Meeting.