Funeral Programs Project Reception

April 10, 2010

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) has released an update on the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Funeral Programs Project. More than 10,000 funeral programs were collected last fall and submitted to the Virginia Historical Society to be digitally copied by FamilySearch. This initial phase of the project has been completed and the programs have been returned to MPAAGHS. According to a project spokesperson, "The next step will be to index the programs so that they will be fully searchable and can be made available for library and Internet research. MPAAGHS thanks persons in the community for their overwhelming support of the project."


Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will hold an information session and reception to thank project participants on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the old Beale Memorial Church, Route 360 at Route 17, Tappahannock, Virginia (map). The significance of the project will be discussed. Persons in attendance will have the chance to learn how they can participate in the indexing phase of the project. There will also be an opportunity to hear about MPAAGHS and its family history focus. The public is invited to attend. For further information about the Funeral Programs Project or MPAAGHS, call 804-758-5163.