Genealogy Conference

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2018 Genealogy Conference

Genealogy Bootcamp:

Keeping Your Ancestors in Formation

3rd Annual Genealogy Conference

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018 

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

            Location:  Slover Library            

235 East Plume Street | Norfolk, VA 23510

Sponsored by the Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library and Virginia Beach Genealogical Society


Conference sessions will cover topics like beginning to advanced genealogy, military records, census records, lineage societies, digitizing family photographs, and how to preserve your personal archives.

Visit our vendor hall for a variety of helpful genealogy resources. Or visit our Brickwall Chats Lounge to join discussions and seek advice about your more hidden ancestors!


Schedule:   Coming Soon!



Registration is required though walk-ins will be accepted.  

Register here: 

Cost: Free!



Conference fees do not cover any meals.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch or visit a nearby restaurant.  Cuisine at Slover will be open and there are many restaurants within walking distance of Slover Library.  We will have a handout at the conference with nearby restaurants.




There are several places to park.  Best place to park at the lowest day rate is the South Garage at MacArthur Center (closest to Dillard's). 

There are parking garages near the library:

  • Main Street Garage – Entrance on Atlantic Street
  • Fountain Park Garage – Entrance on Bank Street
  • Hilton Norfolk’s The Main Garage – Entrance on Plume Street


Light Rail:

We also have the MacArthur Square light rail station just opposite the library.   You can park at any of the free parking lots beside other light rail stations and ride the train into Downtown. 

Please consult HRT’s site about the “Tide” here:


Place to Stay:

There are several hotels within walking distance (less than four blocks) to Slover Library.  

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

The Main (Hilton) 

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel 


Questions about the Conference and Registration:

 Please contact us at (757) 431 – 7429 or


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you have wireless internet on-site?


Yes… we do and you are welcome to use it even if you are from out of town.  There is a simple login that library staff can provide to you.

Do you have to have a NPL library card to access the collection?


No…  You don’t need a card to access our physical holdings and you can access our databases for free through our WiFi within the building.   However, if you want to use our public computers or our photo quality scanners in SMC, then you will need a NPL library card or a NPL internet only card.    If you live out of state, you can still get a NPL Internet only card.