Purvis speaks at SCVGS meeting

Published 1:04 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The South-Central Virginia Genealogical Society (SCVGS) held a meeting June 10 in the Family History and Research room of the Charlotte County Library at 112 LeGrande Ave., Charlotte Court House.

According to a press release, the guest speaker for program was Connie Routon Purvis.

The topic of her presentation was titled “Grandma’s Garden: A gift to the Generations.”

“This interesting topic (was) brought on by her life-long interest in family and local history in addition to her obsession with plants and wildlife,” according to the press release.

Purvis is a retired national registered paramedic, regional EMS educational coordinator and a member of the Department of Health’s adjunct faculty for Central Virginia Community College.

She’s traced her lineages in the U.S. to the 1600s.

According to the release, she assisted author and historian Vertily Freeman in research for her book “Around the Bend,” a history of eastern Bedford County. “She also assisted the Big Island Chapter of the Virginia Garden Club with many plant walks and identification studies.”

SCVGS programs are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.scvgs.com.