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Public invited to genealogy lecture at RCC

Barbara Vines Little

Barbara Vines Little

On Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m., Rappahannock Community College history professor John Paden has arranged for a presentation from Barbara Vines Little, a professional genealogist who will speak on the topic of “Uncovering Your Past: Where to Begin and How to Avoid Mistakes.” The session is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Warsaw Campus in Room 306.

Little is a certified genealogist, holding a master of education degree from the University of Virginia, whose primary interest is in Virginia research, “brick wall” problems, and complete genealogies. A member of the board of the Orange County Historical Society and a former president of the National Genealogical Society and the Virginia Genealogical Society, she has chaired six national conferences and served as coordinator and instructor for the Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research (Track II, 1996–2004), and, since 2007, for the Virginia track at Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Editor since 1996 of the quarterly Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Little is also a former editor of the bi-monthly Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter and the MidAtlantic Germanic Society’s newsletter, Der Kurier. In addition to winning the National Genealogical Society [NGS] Quarterly Award of Excellence in 2001, she has written articles for a number of publications including the NGS Quarterly, the National Genealogical Society Newsletter, OnBoard (the newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists), and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She also edits the National Genealogical Society’s Research in the States series, is the author of its West Virginia volume, and has published three volumes of Virginia court records as well as editing other volumes for publication. For the past twenty years she has lectured at local, regional, state, and national conferences in twenty-seven of the fifty states, speaking on such topics as research methodology, Virginia and West Virginia resources, and writing and publishing on genealogy.

7 Responses to “Public invited to genealogy lecture at RCC”

  1. Louisa G. Bridges says:

    I am so excited to hear this lecture. I am a Washington, from this area.

  2. Gayle Hock says:

    I am delighted to hear of this – other cc’s that I have known have sponsored classes in genealogy or Legacy (software) user groups. I certainly would be interested in such.

  3. Gladys says:

    So glad to see this course at Rcc

  4. Eric says:

    Anyway this can be recorded as a podcast and put up on the RCC iTunes? I’d like to make it but I have a class at a close time in Glenns.

  5. Craig Kilby says:

    Delighted to hear of this. I’ve heard Ms. Vines present before, and we are all in for a treat. The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society just finished a five week beginners course and I will be sure to let the students know of this opportunity.

  6. Lori Shinn says:

    Is there anyway possible to broadcast this at the Glenns Campus also or have it there on a separate day.

  7. Pat Barnes says:

    Sounds like a wonderful lecture. Was hoping it was at the Glenns campus. Would be very much interested in more events like this.

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