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Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 28 - Regular AAHGS - Greater Richmond Chapter Membership Meeting. Guest presenter is Audrey Ross, a member of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia's African American History Committee. She is also a member and church historian of First Baptist Church of Midlothian. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lecture begins 11:15 a.m. Main Richmond Library.

Wednesday, August 1 - National Night Out. Citywide event will be held in various locations across the city to showcase community agencies and activities promoting community fun and safety awareness. Joint activities with law enforcement and community at-large. (Evening events 6 p.m.)

Saturday, August 18 - Down Home Family Reunion celebration in Abner Clay Park,at intersection of Old Brook Rd. and Leigh Streets in Jackson Ward. Sponsored by the Elegba Foklore Society and Cultural Center. Free, and open to the public. Noon to 10:00 p.m. (804) 644-3900 for more info.

Saturday, August 25 - Greater Richmond VA Chapter's Genealogy Workshop to assist members and public with their genealogy research projects. Family searches, GEDmatch uploads, and location of relevant resource information. Members, Ron Styles, Larry Clark and Ken Montague will assist attendees. Open to the public. Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, RVA. 1:00- 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 28 - Meeting of the Evergreen Cemetery Advisory Council. President Marilyn Campbell will represent Greater Richmond, VA Chapter/AAHGS. Meetings at 5:15 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Virginia Union University, Claude G.. Perkins Living and Learning Center.  

Saturday, September 8 - Virginia Family History Day, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Theme - "DNA Made Clear: Growing Your Family Tree Using Genetic Genealogy,." 800 E, Broad Street. Cost $35 ($12 for optional lunch)
This second annual Family History Day conference is a collaborative event sponsored by the Library of Virginia, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Virginia Chapters of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., and Middle Peninsula Genealogical and Historical Society. Contact info: (804) 692-3999 catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov

Keynote speech will be given by Judy Russell. Her topic is “DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy.”Other presenters include Bernice A. Bennett, Shannon Christmas, Rachel Unkefer, and Shannon Combs-Bennett, who will help attendees explore how DNA can be used to trace their family tree.

September 10 - Deadline. Early Registration ends for the AAHGS 39th National Conference in Pennsylvania. See www.AAHGS.org 

Saturday, September 15 - Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia. All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. Experienced researchers and novices alike are welcome. Please note that this meeting will be held on the third Saturday rather than the group’s usual second Saturday time so that persons can participate in Virginia Family History Day at Library of Virginia on September 8.

Those attending the meeting are asked to come prepared to share information about family reunions, conferences, and research trips that took place over the summer. They are encouraged to bring photographs, programs, and other mementos. Those attending the meeting will also be encouraged to share details of recent genealogical successes and discoveries, as well as roadblocks that they may have encountered in doing family research. There will be an opportunity for individuals to set goals for their family history research and to elicit help from the group in realizing those goals.

For further information, visit mpaagenealogicalsociety.org or call 804-758-5163.

September 20 -29 - Richmond 300, the new term for the Masterplan committee for the city of Richmond will host a series meetings for community input on proposed land use over the next 20 years.
See attached information of dates and time of meetings. If you live in the city, own property or have a concern about future land use and impact, please attend. Direct contact to Richmond 300, (804) 646-6348; richmond300@richmondgov.com

Saturday, September 29 - Greater Richmond VA Chapter, AAHGS regular membership meeting. Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, RVA. Election year for officers: President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary.

October 11-13 - (Thurs.-Sat.) The 39th National Conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) will be held in the Valley Forge Casino Resort, at 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406. The conference is hosted by the Family Quest Chapter, AAHHGS. Registration: see www.AAHGS.org

Saturday, October 27 - Greater Richmond VA Chapter's Genealogy Workshop to assist members and public with their genealogy research projects. Family searches, GEDmatch uploads, and location of relevant resource information. Members, Ron Styles, Larry Clark and Ken Montague will assist attendees. Open to the public. Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, RVA. 1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 3 - Greater Richmond, VA Chapter, AAHGS' Annual Business Meeting. Open to the public. Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, RVA.​

2019
The 2019 conference planning team has confirmed the date and location for the 40th National Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) Conference as, October 10-12, 2019 conference in the University of Maryland Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Hyattsville, Maryland. The event is hosted by the Maryland Chapters and the James Dent Walker (DC) Chapter. By January 15, 2019, conference registration packets and speakers' Call for Papers guidelines will be available.



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