Slatten Lectures

Annually, The Friends of the Virginia State Archives presents the Richard Slatten Lecture as part of its annual meeting.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Our featured speaker this fall will be Michael Strauss. He is a professional genealogist and a national genealogical lecturer. Click Home (above) to get all the details.

Previous Lectures

September 29, 2018 Lecture with Mark Lowe

On September 29, 2018, Mark Lowe was the featured speaker. He was entertaining as well as informative. His topics were equally entertaining, including how whiskey and brandy, road crews and jury selections could be helpful clues to finding ancestors. He also talked about farmers and landless ancestors, both of whom are important in Southern research.

Mark Lowe in his rocking chair. Participants enjoying lunch on the patio.

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September 24, 2017 with Barbara Vines Little

Barbara Vines Little was the guest speaker for the 2017 Richard Slatten Lecture.

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Her four sessions were informative and entertaining, drawing from her years of research using the sources at the Library of Virginia. Her topics included resources created at the state and local level: patents, grants, and related papers; little known sources in the Virginia Frontier; and military records.

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September 12, 2015 with Vic Dunn

Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG, delivered four lectures focusing on laws of Virginia as they apply to inheritance, women, children, aliens and servants and genealogical problem-solving using tax records and indirect evidence.


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