Bus Trips to DC for Researchers

Sept. 24, 2014

Shenandoah Valley Genealogy Society
Selected programs Oct. through April
6:30 p.m.
at Handley Library Auditorium

  • Bus leaves parking lot of Solenberger's Hardware on Berryville Ave., Winchester, at 8 a.m., returns about 5 - 5:30 p.m. Please park your car nearest the chain link fence so it doesn't interfere with customer parking.
  • Bus stops at National Archives, DAR Library, or Library of Congress
  • Cost is $25 per person
  • Sightseers welcome; you don't have to be a researcher to go on the trip.
  • Make reservations at 540 662-6046.  Send check payable to Friends of Handley Regional Library, P.O. Box 4, Winchester, VA  22604. 
  • Indicate where you will be picked up and which research facility you will use.
  • Checks must be received at least 1 week before the trip.  Include your phone number.
  • Minimum of 20 paid reservations by one week before the trip.  If fewer than 20, the trip will be cancelled and money refunded.

Information Sheet on Washington, DC Research Facilities

Speaker programs at Handley Regional Library in Winchester provide a forum  for education and collaboration with local and regional genealogists. 

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of meeting months.  Meetings are free, open to the public, and cosponsored by SVGS and the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library.  Meetings are held on selected months from October through April (except January).

October, 2014 (date to be selected)  Bob O'Connor speaking on Black Union Soldiers Held in Confederate Prisons- watch for further information.

November 5, 2014: Victor Dunn, CG   "Colonial Migrations In and Out of the Shenandoah Valley" - Before migrating to the Carolinas or westward, many Scotch-Irish, English and Germans first came down through the Valley on the Great Wagon Road.  This lecture examines the ethnic and religious groups who traveled from the Northern states as
well as eastern Virginians who crossed the Blue Ridge into the Valley. County-by-county origins are examined.
Victor S. Dunn, CG

For up to date program listings by Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society, see http://www.svgs.org

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