NO August 2018 Meeting

We will not have a monthly meeting in August. Our host, the Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Charlottesville, takes a vacation during the month of August.

We thank the church heartily for allowing us to use their premises for our regular monthly meetings.

 

 

April 14, 2018: James Madison and the Louisiana 16

Our April 2018 speaker will be Zann Nelson. She will tell us about the 1834 sale of 16 enslaved people of color by former President James Madison of Orange County, Virginia. His cousin, William Taylor, purchased them and subsequently moved them to Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.

The program will touch lightly on the domestic slave trade while focusing more specifically on the effort by Ms. Nelson to identify the 16, learn more about their lives, and ultimately locate and connect with living descendants.

Covered in the PowerPoint presentation will be the numerous challenges, a few of the tools utilized in tackling the investigation and the status of the project.


Ms. Nelson is a researcher, writer and public speaker, president of History Quest, and a columnist at “Buried Truth” and “Zann’s Place”. She is working on a special project, The African American Descendents’ Quest.

Learn more about Ms. Nelson’s work at her website, www.historyinvestigator.net or at her Facebook page, History Investigator. She can be reached by telephone at 540-718-3465.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2018: Genealogy Roundtable Discussion

Which way do I go?

Bring your brick walls and your roadblocks to our next meeting on Saturday, March 10 for a roundtable discussion. We will put our heads together to help find a way to break through those pesky problems.

Don’t forget that we always like to hear about genealogy success stories, too, so if you have found a long sought-after marriage record or identified a mysterious person in an old photo or any such genealogy happiness, please bring it the meeting and tell us about it.

January 13, 2018: Ancestor Show and Tell

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This month we are having an “Ancestor Show and Tell”. Bring something that has a special meaning to you as a family historian and if you like, tell us about it: who it belonged to, what it means to you and where it came from. It could be a handmade item, such as a quilt or a doily, a dish or a doll with a special significance, a family scrapbook or family bible, or even an exciting, unexpected document that you have found.

NOTE: We will treat your special items as museum pieces and ask that no one touches anything without your permission.

NOTE: this meeting was originally scheduled for December but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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!

DECEMBER 9 MEETING CANCELLED

Our meeting scheduled for today, December 9, 2017, has been cancelled due to the snow.

At our next meeting on Saturday, January 13, 2018, we will have our ‘Ancestor Show and Tell’.

Have a safe, non-slippery day!

Nov. 11, 2017-‘Something Old, Something New’

Join us on Saturday, November 11 to hear about “Something Old, Something New”, what’s current in the world of online genealogy.

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!

More than Just a Pretty Picture: Reading & Interpreting Maps of Virginia

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, the Fry-Jefferson Map Society is presenting an “Intermediate Geography Genealogy Map Workshop” using historical maps to further your genealogy research.

Aimed at genealogists and those researching family history, this workshop will explore the symbols and mapping conventions used on maps from the 17th through the 20th centuries, focusing on how to read maps, identifying the different types of maps that can be used in genealogical research, and why maps are critical to family research. Cassandra Farrell (the Library’s senior map archivist) will team up with Eliane Dotson (vice president of the Washington Map Society, Fry-Jefferson Map Society Steering Committee member, and owner of Old World Auctions) to present this workshop.

The workshop will take place from 10:00 am-11:30 am.

Location: Conference Rooms

Cost: $20 (Free for Fry-Jefferson Map-Society Members, $15 for Semper Virginia Society Members)

Preregistration required. To register: http://bit.ly/2tRucnk

Download Workshop Flyer Here

For more information, contact dawngreggs@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3813 for more information on this event and/or the Fry-Jefferson Map Society.

Oct. 14, 2017: Learning about VirginiaChronicle.com

The Library of Virginia has an extensive collection of digitized newspapers that can be accessed online. However, only some of them are searchable. Learn how you can help make them all searchable by transcribing these valuable records and maybe add some context to your own family history.

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!

40th Anniversary Celebration! — Sept. 9, 2017

Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. Test your knowledge of genealogy with a Jeopardy-style game, enjoy a piece of cake, and share your reminiscences about your time with the group. If you can’t make it, please consider writing a few lines so that we can share your thoughts. Please pass this invitation on to anyone who might want to come and celebrate with us.

WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:303:30.

WHERE: LDS Church, 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.)