St. Louis Genealogical Society has released this blurb on their October Speaker Series event:
Our event this year will be held on Saturday, 24 October 2009, at the Viking Holiday Inn. Our speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CG. Her presentation will be "Virginia: The Old Dominion State".
Old Southern as well as Midwest family roots usually go back to early Virginia families. Some families arrived in the 1600s, some immigrated before the American Revolution, and other arrived just in time for the Civil War.
Virginia research is the core for those who later lived in West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Join us to learn more about researching your family history.
Ms. Little, a nationally renowned Certified Genealogist, an expert on Virginia research, and editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, will provide the following lectures:
a. County Records: The Nuts and Bolts of Virginia Research
b. Patents and Grants: Virginia's Land Records
c. Virginia's Tax Records: A Gold Mine of Information
d. Virginia"a Military Records: Colonial Militia through the Civil War