Genealogy Library to Host Author Event With Valerie Sims

Valerie Sims has a love of family history, and it all started with wonderful conversations with her grandmother. Learning about her grandmother’s life inspired a fascination with genealogy and family history as a young girl. Sims has released her book “Vintage St. John,” which she will present at the Caribbean Genealogy Library from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23.

Learn More about the Event on the CGL Facebook Page.

“Vintage St. John” includes the history of Estates Annaberg, Mary’s Point and Lamesure during the time Sims’ ancestors owned them. It includes heartfelt stories, including family memories and experiences of living, working and vacationing near St. John’s historic ruins and beautiful beaches.

Some 200 rare photographs of the Virgin Islands illustrate the book.

Come hear about the author’s inspiration for writing the book and what she hopes readers will gain from her writings. Come hear her read and discuss passages from the book. Date: “Vintage St. John” will be available for purchase for $35 a copy, (cash or check accepted).