Attention: Special Program August 12
1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
From the summer of 1918 to the spring of 1919 a worldwide epidemic of deadly influenza killed millions. When it arrived in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in September 1918, the community faced a crisis.
Addeane Caelleigh is a historian with special interests in social and cultural aspects of extreme events such as epidemics and natural disasters. She is currently researching the 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in central Virginia. Ms. Caelleigh worked in academic publishing for many years, including serving as editor in chief of Academic Medicine. She recently retired from the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and is still serving as a visiting scholar.
There will be a presentation followed by a question/answer session.
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.
Can this photo be improved?
Please join the Central Virginia Genealogical Association for the July 8, 2017 meeting. Read below for meeting details.
Do you have old photos that have faded, turned yellow or become so dark that you can’t discern anyone anymore? Technology might just help to bring those photos back.
At the next meeting of the CVGA Diane Inman will share her experience with improving old photos with computer software. In addition to showing us the tools available to enhance old photos, she has made a great offer to us: send her a photo and she will apply photo fixes and send it back to you with improvements.
Reply to this email with your photo with the subject ‘Old Photo’ and Diane will get back to you. (The time frame will depend on the number of photos she receives.)
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 Cente
Announcing the 60th annual Germanna Foundation Conference and Reunion, Thursday, July 13 through Sunday July 16, 2017. We hope you can come and meet your ‘cousins’ as Germanna is a family of families.
This is the most important Germanna event of the year and this year we are celebrating the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the 1717 Second Germanna Colony.
Rooms have been blocked for Germanna at special rates at the accommodations listed below. If you know that you will be attending, it would be wise to go ahead and book, and be sure to identify yourself for the special Germanna Foundation rate.
Registration Open House on Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brawdus Martin Fort Germanna Visitor Center
2062 Germanna Hwy (Route 3), Locust Grove, VA
(June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10)
From 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Please join the Fluvanna Historical Society in the Village of Palmyra to experience Fluvanna’s history including the African American History exhibit at the Old Stone Jail and see the artifacts about Fluvanna’s gold mining history at the Holland Page Place. There will be demonstrations of heritage crafts and skills, dance to live period music and chat with area artists. Meet our genealogists and learn more about your own family story or visit our archives and research Fluvanna history at Maggie’s House.
Call 434-589-7910 or email Fluvannahistory@gmail.com for more information.
Please join the Central Virginia Genealogical Association for the June 10, 2017 meeting. Jean Cooper will present a program on Resources for African American Genealogy Research.
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.
Hope to see you there!
First, a snippet from the article “Ancestry for Virginians“:
“The Library of Virginia announces “Ancestry for Virginians,” a new resource available to citizens of Virginia, made possible through a partnership with Ancestry.com…. Included in this initial offering are the Virginia vital records, indexed and digitized through a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Health and Ancestry.com following the 2012 passage of Senate Bill 660, which supported the digitization, indexing, and public accessibility to birth, death, marriage, and divorce records created since 1912. While the indexes to the records have been available since 2015, the Commonwealth’s citizens will now have free access through this new resource to digital images of the open records of the following collections…”
For the rest of this article, and several others, CVGA members should 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 Summer 2017 issue is available from CreateSpace.com/6985104 for $6.50. Click on the CreateSpace.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on the Createspace.com Store site.
If you have trouble logging in to the site to download your copy, or if you have trouble with the CreateSpace.com site, please contact me at the webmaster link at the bottom of this page.
Contents of the Summer 2017 issue:
- Preserving the Fountains of the National WCTU, by Diane Inman…p.1
- Virginia Restores Funding!, by Judy G. Russell…p.4
- Evidence Explained. 3rd edition, revised…p.5
- Historical Obituary from the Daily Progress…p.6
- Amherst County Museum and Historical Society…p.8
- Fluvanna Historical Society, Palmyra, VA…p.8
- The Heritage Museum/The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society…p.9
- Petition to be Classified as White: Thomas Littlepage…p.10
- A Treasure Box Found, by Robert F. Niehaus…p.11
- Obituaries, Robert F. Niehaus & Martin R. Davis, Jr….p.11-13
- “Ancestry for Virginians”…p.13
- The Maury Family of Virginia…p.14
- David Ross of Oxford Iron Works List of Slaves Owned…p.16
- The Hamner Family of Central Virginia, by Jean L. Cooper…p.18
- Burnley & ux vs. William Crenshaw Admr. & al. (Louisa County, 1801)…p.22
- President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas…p.24
If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention: The Editor.
Martin Davis, a longtime reference librarian at Alderman Library, died on Monday the 29th. He was active in CVGA for many years, and at one time was the coordinator of the Computer Interest Group of CVGA.
Here’s the link to the obituary in the Daily Progress:
On May 13, 2017 CVGA enjoyed a field trip to the Virginia Historical Society. We carpooled to Richmond. Several individuals enjoyed the self-guided tour “The Story of Virginia” while several members conducted research at the library located at the Historical Society. We also had lunch at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts which is next door to the Historical Society.
The self-guided tour was very informative with facts regarding Virginia from early exploration in the 1600s to information about the 20thcentury. There were maps, photos, paintings, and artifacts. There were also interactive exhibits that encouraged you to test your knowledge of Virginia.
The library has a collection of published genealogical materials and manuscript collections. The material can be requested and reviewed in the reading room. A valid ID is required and only pencils are allowed in the reading room. If you plan to go for research, be sure to check out the VHS website and “Getting Access and What to Bring.”
Access to the Virginia Historical Society, including the library, is free; however, there are exhibits that require a ticket which can be purchased.