Genealogy Research in the Courthouse

November 10, 2018

Genealogy Research in the Courthouse will be the topic for the meeting of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia (map). All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. "Genealogy Research in the Courthouse" will be the topic of a talk that will be given by Vanessa D. Porter, Clerk of the Circuit Court of King and Queen County.

Ms. Porter will share discuss the value of courthouse records and pointers for staging a successful courthouse research trip, including the type of records to be found in courthouses, how to determine which courthouse one should visit, and how to maximize a courthouse visit. Ms. Porter has been Clerk of the Circuit Court of King and Queen County since 2016. She has more than twenty years of circuit court clerk’s office experience having served as a King and Queen County deputy clerk from 1997 through 2015. A question and answer period will follow her presentation.

For further information about MPAAGHS, call 804.758.5163 or visit mpaagenealogicalsociety.org. MPAAGHS annual dues of $20 may be paid at the meeting.