Featured Conference Events

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA AND ARCHIVES | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | 30 May-3 June | Special Closing Hour on 1 June at 9:00 p.m.|

The Library of Virginia and Archives will be open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the week of the conference. In addition, on Thursday night the library will remain open until 9:00 p.m. The library website defines its collection as “the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.” The Library of Virginia will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend from Friday, 27 May, through Monday, 29 May. Those wishing to do research while in Richmond are encouraged to extend their stay the following week.

Please Note: the library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend from Friday, 27 May, through Monday, 29 May.

DOCUMENTARY FILM: CLAY 1613 | 1 June | 4:00 p.m.

Leontyne Clay Peck will present her documentary film about the Clays of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Following the film, Peck will answer questions about discovering her African American branch of the Clays and how they became included in the Clay Family Association, now the Clay Family Society.


NGS and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society present the James Dent Walker Lecture series on Saturday. We encourage participants to attend the lectures as well as several tours on Wednesday. African American family history researchers encounter many brick walls and the methodology used to solve these research quandaries benefits all genealogy researchers. The memorial lecture series honors James Dent Walker, the founder of AAHGS. Mr. Walker was elected to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame in 1999 and was a fellow and second vice president of NGS.

Questions? Contact the NGS Registrar at [email protected]