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Virginia Genealogical Society fall conference

Date: 
10/13/2012 - 8:30am - 4:45pm

The Virginia Genealogical Society's fall conference will be Friday-Saturday, October 12, 13, 2012 in Lynchburg VA.  The theme is Moving Toward the End of the Long Conflict.  Friday from 10:00 to 3:00 pm will be guided research at the Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg. The Saturday session will be from 8:30 - 4:45 pm at the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Chandlers Mountain Road.  Registration and check-in begins at 8:30.  The lecture schedule on Saturday is:  9:15 am Myths about Lee's Surrender by Patrick Schroeder; 10:45 am The Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox by Schroeder; 11:45 am The Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox by Linda Lipscomb; 1:15 pm The Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg) by Ted Delaney; 2:15 pm Hunter's Raid and the Battle of Lynchburg by Greg Starbuck; 3:45 pm A Visit to Old Appomattox with County Clerk George Peers a reenactment by Schroeder.  A flyer giving complete details of the lectures and the cost of the conference can be found online at www.vgs.org and www.bedfordgensociety.org.  Flyers are also available by contacting the Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. directly at bedfordgensociety@hotmail.com or 540-466-4247.  The cost of the conference includes a lunch at the hotel.  Members of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. will receive a discount.  There is a reduction in registration fees for all if paid by September 29.  This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend.