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Genealogical societies hold virtual meeting Saturday

Three genealogical societies will meet virtually on Saturday for a talk by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy on “Adding Timelines to Your Research Plan.”

The organizers are the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Grand Strand Genealogy Club of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and will explore the benefits of timelines, will demonstrate how they help resolve gaps or conflicts, and will show why researchers, regardless of experience, should use timelines, a release said.

A genealogist for more than 30 years, Dr. Murphy, also known as “familytreegirl,” conducts genealogy workshops at local, state and national conferences. She is known for her inspiring and interactive “SO WHAT” with genealogical research, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures, the release said. She works for the University of Virginia as the Des...

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