23 Jun

Tracing World War I Relatives

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
D. Joshua Taylor
Event Location: 
Robins Family Forum, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Event Sponsor: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and The Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Please join the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture for a joint program that celebrates genealogy, discusses research methods, and commemorates World War I, June 23, 2018 at 3pm in the Robins Family Forum. 

D. Joshua Taylor, NYG&B President and professional genealogist, will present Tracing World War I Relatives.  Beginning in 1917, millions of American men and women played important roles during the first World War.  Mr. Taylor will discuss a variety of sources and tools to tracing family members who served during the conflict, including draft registrations, surviving service records, unit histories, and other materials.  

Admission to the program also includes access to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture’s two World War I exhibitions. WW1 America features more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences, that focus on the war as a transformational event for our nation, while The Commonwealth and the Great War tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I.

Tickets are $10 for NYG&B and VMHC members and $15 for the general public, which includes suggested admission to the museum. Tickets also include a post-program reception from 4-5pm.  

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About the NYG&B

Founded in 1869, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) is New York's largest - and oldest - genealogical organization. A membership organization, the NYG&B engages with thousands of individuals each year through its activities. The NYG&B community includes those with an interest in tracing their own New York story - and in the preservation of those stories for future generations. 

The mission of the NYG&B is to preserve, document, and share the stories of families across the state of New York.  We actively foster connections between New York’s past and the present.


About The Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.