Caribbean Genealogy Library Annual Meeting Set for Feb. 1

The Caribbean Genealogy Library (CGL) on St. Thomas will have its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at 2pm, at the library, which is in Al Cohen’s Plaza at the top of Raphune Hill. 

CGL is pleased to offer a special presentation at this year’s annual meeting, a Virgin Islands Family History Roadshow. Participants will sit with library volunteer researchers to discuss the participant’s family history research, research questions, family stories, photos and letters. Together they will look for answers to questions and expand on island history related to the lifetime of their relatives. Old photos, letters and heirlooms will help tell the story. Participants include Roy Watlington, who brings an old letter dated 1905 and a photo of his great-grand father and the questions that surround both.  With Beverly Chongasing, we will look at the story and family history of her grand-father, Joseph Sibilly. It’s a genealogy show and tell that we hope will inspire you to research your own family photos, heirlooms and stories.
 
The CGL annual meeting will also include election of board of directors, a review of activities and projects undertaken by the organization during the last year and other library business. 

CGL members and anyone interested in becoming a member are encouraged to attend. The Annual Meeting is free for current CGL members. Those that were formerly members or have never been members are strongly encouraged to become members and show their support of this great community organization. Membership options start at $40/year. Membership provides access to the library’s unique collection of books, records of historical, cultural and genealogical importance, and admittance to the library’s events and workshops. It is $5 for non-members to attend the Annual Meeting.

Become a member online using PayPal, at CGL Membership.

Caribbean Genealogy Library’s mission to identify, preserve and provide access to Caribbean genealogy, history and cultural heritage information resources for the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. The library houses unique and rare books on Virgin Islands history and culture; funeral booklets, microfilms; and provides access to church records and other documents. It is located in the Al Cohen’s Plaza (at the top of Raphune Hill). The library is on the 2nd floor, above Paint Depot. For more information call CGL at (340) 714-2136
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