Feb. 13, 2016: Ready to Write Your Family History?

At our meeting on February 13, 2016, Susan Emert will talk to us about the role of genealogists as writers. She will help us warm up our writing muscles so that we can start putting our genealogical discoveries into a narrative we can share with others.

To continue writing on your own after our meeting, Susan suggests participating in the Family History Writing Challenge given by genealogist Lynn Palermo. Lynn blogs at http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com and she started her annual 28 day (or 29 day in 2016) writing challenge on February 1.

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!

February 13, 2016 Meeting

Ready to Write Your Family History?

At our meeting on February 13, 2016, Susan Emert will talk to us about the role of genealogists as writers. She will help us warm up our writing muscles so that we can start putting our genealogical discoveries into a narrative we can share with others.

To continue writing on your own after our meeting, Susan suggests participating in the Family History Writing Challenge given by genealogist Lynn Palermo. Lynn blogs at http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com and she will be starting her annual 28 day (or 29 day in 2016) writing challenge on February 1.

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.

January 9, 2016: Jean Cooper talks about newspapers in genealogical research

Please join us on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., when Jean Cooper, genealogical resource specialist at the University of Virginia, will speak about using newspapers in genealogical research. 

The meeting will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911, just off Airport Road. Drive to the back of the church and enter at the back door.
For more information, call 434-962-4697.

Dec. 12, 2015: Sam Towler talks about Early 20th-Century Chancery Court Cases

Please join us on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., when Sam Towler will tell us about his new courthouse project. Sam is unpacking boxes of early 20th century Chancery Court cases, placing the papers in archival sleeves and boxes and writing up descriptions which he shares on Facebook at ‘Albemarle County Chancery cases Preservation Project”. Be sure to visit the Facebook page and see what Sam is doing.

The meeting will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911, just off Airport Road. Drive to the back of the church and enter at the back door.
For more information, call 434-962-4697.

 

December 12, 2015 Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, December 12, 2015 when Sam Towler will tell us about his new courthouse project. Sam is unpacking boxes of early 20th century Chancery Court cases, placing the papers in archival sleeves and boxes and writing up descriptions which he shares on Facebook at ‘Albemarle County Chancery cases Preservation Project”. Be sure to visit the Facebook page and see what Sam is doing.

The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911, just off Airport Road. Drive to the back of the church and enter at the back door.
For more information, call 434-962-4697.

OCTOBER 2015 MEETING

We will revisit our courthouse project which we introduced last year. Hands-on research in courthouse records can lead to important discoveries in our search for ancestors. If you have done any on-site research in any location, please tell us about your experience and what you found (or didn’t find).
The meeting will take place Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911, just off Airport Road. Drive to the back of the church and enter at the back door.
For more information, call 434-962-4697.

 

NO CVGA MEETING IN NOVEMBER!

There will be NO CVGA meeting on November 14, 2015. We encourage everyone to attend the annual Family History Conference which will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road north of Charlottesville.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the keynote address will begin at 9:00 am. The conference is free and open to the public.

See You In September

Please join us on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the monthly meeting of the CVGA.

We will take a look back at the long history of our association’s publication, Central Virginia Heritage, and look ahead as we embark on the journey to bring our new electronic version to life.

The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Family History Center in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). Directions: The address of the LDS Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., 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.