Family Research Presentation

February 9, 2019

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 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 genealogy and history are invited to attend."Life Lessons from Our Ancestors: The Driver Family of Gloucester, Virginia" will be the topic of a talk that will be given by Wayne Karl Driver.

Mr. Driver, a native of Pennsylvania who now lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been researching his Gloucester County family for more than thirty years. He will describe some of the techniques that he has used in his family research and will share some of the roadblocks that he has encountered. Mr. Driver will discuss his findings about free persons of color in Gloucester County to include his own family. He has written numerous genealogy articles and is the author of a book entitled, The Road Back to Route 606: The History of the Driver Family From Gloucester County, Virginia.

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