Tomorrow, February 10, 2024, Central Virginia Genealogical Association will meet by Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. We will view a YouTube video called “The Truth About FindAGrave” by Amy Johnson Crow.
- Lorraine Quill was elected Treasurer of CVGA at a brief business meeting. She replaces long-time Treasurer, Diane Inman, who has served with distinction for many years! We look forward to working with Lorraine.
- The major part of this meeting was to hear Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, as she gave a presentation on the National Archives (NARA), and how to use it for genealogical research. The members attending enjoyed the subject, and learned a lot. Here’s a link to her January and February calendar: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2024/01/04/coming-up-jan-feb-2024/
Ms. Russell is a lively and interesting speaker, and we urge you to try to attend one of her presentations if you have the chance.
Here is the website of The Legal Genealogist in case you’d like to follow Ms. Russell’s schedule of presentations: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/
The Central Virginia Genealogical Association is pleased to announce a presentation by
Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives
“All the military records were burned in the fire.”
“There isn’t any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.”
“There aren’t any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.”
These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.
When: Saturday, January 13, 2024
What Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Meeting Room, Northside Public Library
705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
This is a free event open to the public.
There will not be a hybrid or zoom meeting on November 11, 2023. Please see the flyer regarding a presentation at Columbia Baptist Church in Columbia, VA. There is no registration but space is limited. Any questions, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our meeting on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. will be at the Family History Center, 1275 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville, Virginia. This will be an in person and virtual meeting.
Jean Cooper will do a presentation about using newspapers in our research.
Yesterday, 9 September 2023 was a Zoom meeting . We watched two short videos on Artificial Intelligence or AI and its uses in genealogy. Links are included below:
Join the Jack Jouett Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association for a Genealogy 101 Workshop. Expert genealogists will show you the basics of researching ancestors using birth, death, and marriage certificates. There will also be time to answer individual questions. Register for this program at jmrl.org or call 434-973-7893 ext. 4 for more information.
This program is scheduled from 10:30 am to 12 pm using the computer stations at the library.
Go to Ancestry and look for the small SALE (in green) sign in the upper left portion of the screen.
FindMyPast, a subscription database, has announced new records that are now available:
Irish Army Census 1922
Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorials (This is England not the US) There are also images available.
They have added over 250,000 pages to the Newspaper Collection.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars is sponsoring free webinars on each Friday in September. You can go to their website and register for these free webinars on Friday. In order to obtain the syllabus or listen to a recording you do need to be a member and they are running a special membership rate during September.
Here is the URL: https://familytreewebinars.com/