Friday, April 4, 2014

Upcoming RELIC Programs

April 17, 11 a.m. - Identification and Care of Family Photographs, with Dale Neighbors.

April 22, 7 p.m. - Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line, with Clark Spitler

May 15, 11 a.m. - Using Technology to Organize and Share Your Research, with Don Wilson

May 20, 7 p.m. - Using Technology to Organize and Share Your Research, with Don Wilson [repeat].

Funding for selected RELIC programs is provided by the Friends of Central and Bull Run Libraries.  Sign language interpretation is available for Prince William Public Library programs if requested at least three weeks in advance.  To be notified of upcoming programs and new resources in RELIC, visit eNotifications/subscribe <>  and select Library What's New in RELIC.  Unless otherwise stated, all these programs will take place at the community room at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.  Programs may last from 60 to 90 minutes.  

You may register for any of these programs at 703-792-4540 or<> .  For details see RELIC Programs <> .

Presented by Dale Neighbors

Dale Neighbors, Prints and Photographs Collection Coordinator for Special Collections at the Library of Virginia, will share his expertise on how to identify and care for your family photos.  Learn about popular historic photographic methods -including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, and film negatives, and how improper handling can cause or further deterioration.  Get advice from an expert.  This free program will be presented on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m., at Bull Run Regional Library. 

An Informal Survey by Clark Spitler

From 1851 to 1857, the Manassas Gap Railroad attempted to build an independent line running from Gainesville to Alexandria.  Although the line was never completed, the cuts and fills made in preparation for it provided important protective embankments during the Second Battle of Manassas, 1862.  Considerable action took place there.  Clark Spitler has explored the complete route of the line and photographed surviving segments of it, resulting in an illustrated book.  He will take you on an armchair tour of the rail line on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at Bull Run Regional Library.

Presented by Don Wilson

At the March program Diane Nesmeyer described how to organize papers and documents you've collected in your genealogical research.  Now learn how to save, organize and share them electronically.  RELIC's Don Wilson will demonstrate some of the options available today, including software programs, websites, and special equipment.  Audience feedback and input to the program are encouraged.

This program will be presented on Thursday, May 15 at 11 a.m. and repeated on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at Bull Run Regional Library.  To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at

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