Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events

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Annual Open House

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10 am - noon 

National Family History Month Open House: The Power of Story
Adult Session Children's Activities
10:00   The Power of Story -  Lise Embley

10:30   The Quilts of our Foremothers  - Peggy Natoli Duffy

10:30 Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge  - Cameron Blackhurst

11:00   The Living Link  -  Janet Cummings 

11:15   Tech Tip: Google Translate  -  Lise Embley

11:30   Finding Your Family in Court Records  - Nathan B. Oman, JD

Refreshments will follow Nate Oman's presentation.

2016-10 FHC- Power of Story flyer FB2.png Activities for children ages 3+

Imagined, organized, and lead by Danielle Lawson

·     Make your own silhouette

·     “Who wore it better?”

·     Build a temple

·     Paper dolls

·     Story time

·     Map your ancestry

Our presenters:

Cameron Blackhurst is Chartered Organization Representative for Boy Scout Troop 109 and a third generation Scouter. He is a husband, father, professional musician, and soldier in the US Army. He speaks Japanese fluently and recently completed a Spartan race.

Janet Cummings is a volunteer docent with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Assistant Director of the WIlliamsburg Family History Center. She is a retired school principal and speech pathologist.

Peggy Natoli Duffy is a wife, mother, grandmother, retired school nurse, and long-time patron of the Williamsburg Family History Center. She is the volunteer co-facilitator of our RootsMagic User Group, an avid quilter, and loyal William and Mary soccer fan.

Lise Embley is a writer/editor and content specialist, a wife, mother, grandmother, and director of the Williamsburg Family History Center. In all four roles, she enthusiastically leverages technology to organize, analyze, synthesize, preserve, and share information.

Nathan B. Oman, professor, William and Mary Law School, is a husband, father, gardener, banjo player, runner, and fly fisherman.

Third Thursday Brown Bag Lectures

Held each month on the third Thursday at noon, these presentations are designed to be short (30-45 minutes) and narrowly-focused. They are less formal than a class, and meant to be interactive. Feel free to bring your lunch, and eat while you're learning!

Thursday, November 17 - noon

FamilySearch Memories - New features, new ways to capture and share your family's story

RootsMagic User Group

This group meets every other month on the third Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

10:00 - 11:30 am

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