What’s New in RELIC (April 2014)‏

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC), Prince William Public Library System, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109. 703-792-4540 Email: relic2@pwcgov.org.

To read the latest lists of new materials available in RELIC click on What’s New in RELIC. Of note: We now have the final four volumes of the Great Migration series (New England), 1620-1635.

RELIC PROGRAMS

Here are our latest offerings. Funding for selected RELIC programs is provided by the Friends of Central and Bull Run Libraries. Sign language interpretation is available for Prince William Public Library programs if requested at least three weeks in advance. To be notified of upcoming programs and new resources in RELIC, visit eNotifications/subscribe and select Library – What’s New in RELIC. Unless otherwise stated, all these programs will take place at the community room at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA. Programs may last from 60 to 90 minutes. You may register for any of these programs at 703-792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org. For details see RELIC Programs.

April 17, 11 a.m. – Identification and Care of Family Photographs, with Dale Neighbors.

April 22, 7 p.m. – Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line, with Clark Spitler

May 15, 11 a.m. – Using Technology to Organize and Share Your Research, with Don Wilson

May 20, 7 p.m. – Using Technology to Organize and Share Your Research, with Don Wilson [repeat].

“Genealogy Doctor”: free counseling (contact us for an appointment).

IDENTIFICATION AND CARE

OF FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

Presented by Dale Neighbors

Dale Neighbors, Prints and Photographs Collection Coordinator for Special Collections at the Library of Virginia, will share his expertise on how to identify and care for your family photos. Learn about popular historic photographic methods – including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, and film negatives, and how improper handling can cause or further deterioration. Get advice from an expert. This free program will be presented on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m., at Bull Run Regional Library.

To reserve a seat for this event, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at relic2@pwcgov.org.

MANASSAS GAP RAILROAD

INDEPENDENT LINE

An Informal Survey by Clark Spitler

From 1851 to 1857, the Manassas Gap Railroad attempted to build an independent line running from Gainesville to Alexandria. Although the line was never completed, the cuts and fills made in preparation for it provided important protective embankments during the Second Battle of Manassas, 1862. Considerable action took place there. Clark Spitler has explored the complete route of the line and photographed surviving segments of it, resulting in an illustrated book. He will take you on an armchair tour of the rail line on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at Bull Run Regional Library.

To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at relic2@pwcgov.org.

Using Technology to Organize

and Share Your Research

Presented by Don Wilson

At our March program Diane Nesmeyer described how to organize papers and documents you’ve collected in your genealogical research. Now learn how to save, organize and share them electronically. RELIC’s Don Wilson will demonstrate some of the options available today, including software programs, websites, and special equipment. Audience feedback and input to the program are encouraged.

This program will be presented on Thursday, May 15 at 11 a.m. and repeated on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at Bull Run Regional Library. To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at relic2@pwcgov.org.

“Genealogy Doctor” Accepting Appointments for Research Help

Don Wilson, head of RELIC, sets aside time each month for free private sessions to mentor persons researching their family history. A thirty-minute session can be used to discuss and analyze an historical or genealogical problem that has stumped you.

Daytime and evening hours are possible. To set up an appointment, please call RELIC at 703-792-4540 or email relic2@pwcgov.org . Bull Run Regional Library is located at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109.

Have a question about Prince William County history, places or families? Need guidance with your genealogical research? You may contact RELIC staff for help and advice at Ask RELIC or by calling us at 703-792-4540. Hours, September to June (ET): Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm. Closed Federal holidays.

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