Sun, Mar 12|
Researching Your Ancestors from Nelson County: Always New Discoveries
Please join us for the Nelson County Historical Society's Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! This is a free event that can be accessed in person and virtually. Zoom link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/93568138465?pwd=b2VrUElkZXZYMXc4dTJWTGZrOUpLQT09
Time & Location
Mar 12, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Arrington, 1653 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA 22922, USA
About the event
Following a short business meeting, there will be a presentation by Linda Crichlow White entitled "Researching Your Ancestors from Nelson County: Always New Discoveries."
If you cannot join us in person, please join us via Zoom: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/93568138465?pwd=b2VrUElkZXZYMXc4dTJWTGZrOUpLQT09
Linda Crichlow White, native Washingtonian and retired School Librarian, currently serves on the DC History Center's Community Council (formerly the Washington Historical Society) and is the immediate past-president of the James Dent Walker Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She is the author, with her mother, of Back There Then, a Historical and Genealogical Memoir (2014). She has volunteered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture since it opened in 2016, working primarily in the Family History Center.
Linda is descended from folks who lived in Nelson County as early as the late 1700's. She is still searching for her earliest Virginia ancestors. After connecting with others through genealogy conferences, websites, and DNA evidence, her family tree is growing. Linda will share how she has done her research and will give suggestions for how others might pursue their own ancestor quest.
Linda believes that family history is key to understanding our collective history. Through her research, she knows that her family members lived modestly while still in Nelson County and beyond: family members owned businesses, raised children, garnered education, served churches and taught others, even until today.