Central Virginia Heritage (online edition), Fall 2016 Available Now

Cover of Central Virginia Heritage, Fall 2016 issue.

Here is a snippet from Patricia Lukas’ article “Hill & Wood Funeral Service Records:
A Brief Overview”:

The business now known as Hill & Wood Funeral Service was founded in 1907 as the Irving, Way, Hill Company. Mr. Willard Irving handled the livery business, Mr. C.T. Way was a carriage maker, and J. Hercules Hill was the undertaker. It was located at Water and Main Streets. After one relocation, the business was moved to its present location at 201 N. First Street, Charlottesville, VA in 1936.

The company was incorporated as Hill and Irving in 1929. Mr. Paul H. Wood assumed the presidency in 1975 when a new corporation named Hill and Irving Funeral Home, Inc. was formed. Hill and Wood Funeral Service, Inc. became the name of the firm on January 1, 1978.

The earliest records held by the company date from August 1914. The first book consists of preprinted pages with the record of services provided …

For the rest of this article, and several others, go to “Members Only” on the menu bar above, and choose “Central Virginia Heritage — Current Issue.” (Note: You have to be logged in to this website in order to see “Members Only.”)

For those who are not members, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Fall 2016 issue is available from CreateSpace.com/6549428 for $6.50. Click on the CreateSpace.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on the Createspace.com Store site.

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Table of Contents for Fall 2016 issue:

  • Excerpts from A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services … page 1
  • Burial Records of Jewish Cemeteries in Central Virginia … page 5
  • Thomas M. Appling (1 Jan 1832-ca. 22 Aug. 1862) … page 6
  • Hill & Wood Funeral Service Records: A Brief Overview … page 7
  • Genetic Genealogy in Practice: Book Announcement … page 8
  • Pension Testimony from Veterans of the American Revolution in Albemarle County … page 9
  • The Pension Act of 1818 … page 13
  • An 18th-Century Pre-Nuptial Agreement from Fluvanna County … page 14
  • Three Lists of Negro Slaves Owned by Lewis Holladay of Bellefonte, Spotsylvania County, Va., 1800-1817 … page 19
  • Spotsylvania County, Va. Tax Assessments, 1779-1780 … page 20
  • Central Virginia Historical Organizations … page 24
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 27

*FREE* Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Fall Conference, Sept. 24, 2016 *FREE*

The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society (FRGS) annual Genealogy Conference will be held 24 September 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Main Branch, 1201 Caroline  St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The half-day conference, Gathering Leaves for Your Family Tree, will include six presentations, one-on-one sessions, and sales of books and merchandise.

You may view the program and register for free at this website:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fredericksburg-regional-genealogical-society-fall-conference-tickets-21719821571

September 10, 2016 Meeting

Bill Henry, of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project will present a program called “The Human Side of Shenandoah National Park.” He will discuss the formation of Shenandoah National Park and the displacement of the thousands of people from the mountains, and conclude with a discussion of the goals of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project.

August 13, 2016 Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting on August 13, 2016. Last month Diane Inman gave us good advice on finding elusive female ancestors. This month we will share our challenges and successes in our own research for the ladies in our family trees.

Come prepared to share your stories and strategies.

The meeting will take place from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The address of the Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.

Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there!

Contributions of research articles needed for next Central Virginia Heritage

Dear Members of CVGA — Get out your pens!

In order to publish a newsletter for Fall 2016, we need several research articles to include in it. I know that you will be doing research all summer, and would like to share your efforts with other family history researchers, so please do send them in. The articles may be edited for length and content, and we cannot guarantee that all articles submitted will be included in the Fall 2016 issue.

Order a print copy of Central Virginia Heritage, Spring/Summer 2016

Please note that we can now use illustrations (black-and-white or color) with your articles on the web or in print. If you intend to include illustrations, please contact me for details on format and resolution needed.

We are looking for articles on topics such as:

  • Resources to be found in a specific archive or courthouse in Virginia,
  • How you solved a specific problem in your research,
  • Genealogy of a particular Central Virginia family,
  • Transcription of a Central Virginia document or record that you think will be useful to other researchers,
  • Instructions on how to use a specific resource, or
  • Any other sort of article that you believe will be useful to your fellow researchers.

Send your original articles to any of the Board members — Patricia Lukas, Susan Emert, Susan DuBar, Pam Vandenhoff, Diane Inman, or Jean Cooper. Our email addresses can be found here: http://cvga.avenue.org/?page_id=5

 

July 9, 2016 Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting on July 9, 2016. Diane Inman will speak to us about the challenges of finding elusive female ancestors.

The meeting will take place from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The address of the Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.

Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there!

CVGA Pins Available for Purchase

We have a limited number of CVGA Membership Pins available for purchase at the price of $8.00. (That price includes shipping and handling.) Here’s a photo of the pin, which is made of enameled metal and is approximately 3/4 of an inch in diameter. The back of the pin is a post, like a lapel pin.

CVGApin



June 11, 2016: What’s Your Favorite Genealogy Website?

True or False? The internet was created for genealogists.

What do you think? Come to the June 11, 2016 meeting where we will discuss the latest, best genealogy websites.

The meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). Directions: The address of the LDS Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.

Guests are always welcome.