What’s New in RELIC

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC), Prince William Public Library System, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109.  703-792-4540  Email: relic2@pwcgov.org.
To read the latest lists of new materials available in RELIC click on What’s New in RELIC.  
The Prince William County Genealogical Society has authorized RELIC to add one of their publications to our online Digital Library.  The Manassas City Cemetery, published in 1990, containing 197 pages of information about persons buried there, can now be read at http://eservice.pwcgov.org/library/digitalLibrary/index.htm .  The copy we have online is not yet OCR searchable, but there is an index at the end.
Here are our latest offerings.  Funding for RELIC programs is provided by the Friends of Central and Bull Run Libraries.  Sign language interpretation is available for Prince William Public Library programs if requested at least three weeks in advance.  To be notified of upcoming programs and new resources in RELIC, visit eNotifications/subscribe and select Library – What’s New in RELIC.  Except where noted, all these programs will take place at the community room at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.  Most programs last about one hour.  You may register for any of these programs at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.   For details see RELIC Programs.
April 18, 11 am – Researching Your Female Ancestors, with Karen Jensen.
April 23, 7 pm – Researching Your Female Ancestors, with Karen Jensen (repeat).
April 25, 7 pm – (at Chinn Park Library):  Genealogy 101, with Bev Veness.
May 7, 7 p.m. – Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics, with Tish Como.
May 16, 11 a.m. – Genealogy 101, with Bev Veness (repeat).
May 21, 7 p.m. – Finding Your Family in the News, with Don Wilson.
June 13, 11 a.m. – Genealogy 201, with Tish Como (repeat).
          “Genealogy Doctor”: free counseling (contact us for an appointment).
Presented by Karen Jensen
          Karen Jensen is the Assistant Director of the Centreville Family History Center and she’s been studying her family’s history for decades. She has had surprisingly good results researching her female lines in particular. Learn about her approach and findings.  
          The program will be presented at Bull Run Regional Library on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and will be repeated on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.   To register for this free program email Relic2@pwcgov.org , or call RELIC at (703) 792-4540.
Presented by Beverly Veness
Those curious about their family history have an opportunity to learn about methods, strategies and resources for tracing their roots at a free session conducted by Beverly Veness of the RELIC staff.   The 90-minute program, “Genealogy 101,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Prince William, VA. It will highlight the numerous free genealogical resources available at RELIC and will explore basic techniques for tracking ancestors. 
The program will be repeated on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Library. 
To register for this free program, stop by the library at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109, email Relic2@pwcgov.org, or call RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or TTY: (703) 792-4524. 
Presented by Tish Como
          Genealogy 101 introduced basic resources and techniques for researching your family’s history.   Genealogy 201 presents alternate resources to enhance your family’s history and advanced search techniques to help maximize your results from online databases including census records, passenger lists, maps, and books.   RELIC’s Tish Como will present this program on Tuesday May 7 at 7 p.m., in the Bull Run Library community room.  It will be repeated on Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m.
To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at relic2@pwcgov.org.
Presented by Don Wilson
          Using newspaper archives for historical research has never been easier.  RELIC’s Don Wilson will describe how a growing number of newspapers online may be searched for items useful for family and local history. Now you can find obituaries, marriage notices, court cases, advertisements, news items, local gossip, photos and more.  The program includes a guide to the most useful online databases.
          The program will be presented at Bull Run Regional Library on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  To register for this free program email Relic2@pwcgov.org , or call RELIC at (703) 792-4540.
“Genealogy Doctor” Accepting Appointments for Research Help
Don Wilson, head of RELIC, sets aside time each month for  free private sessions to mentor persons researching their family history.  A thirty-minute session can be used to discuss and analyze an historical or genealogical problem that has stumped you. 
Daytime and evening hours are possible.  To set up an appointment, please call RELIC at 703-792-4540 or email relic2@pwcgov.org .  Bull Run Regional Library is located at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109. 
Have a question about Prince William County history, places or families?  Need guidance with your genealogical research?  You may contact RELIC staff for help and advice at Ask RELIC or by calling us at 703-792-4540.   Hours, September to June (ET):  Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm.  Closed Federal holidays. 

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