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.
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.
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.
There will not be a 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.
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.
There will be no CVGA meeting in August. The Family History Center is closed for the month of August.
See you on September 12th.
Please join us on Saturday, July 11, 2015, when professional genealogist Robert McLaren speaks about using DNA testing to expand our family trees.
Bob has been doing genealogical research for over 30 years. He is the Chairman of the Genealogy Committee for the Clan MacLaren Society of North America. In 2008, the Clan MacLaren Society (based in Scotland) asked him to be their Genealogist and he accepted. He is also the Mid-Atlantic Commissioner for the Clan MacLaren Society of North America. Bob is easily recognized at genealogy conferences since he wears the MacLaren kilt. He is the Project Administrator for the Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project, one of the largest DNA projects, with 425 participants as of August 2009. He is also the Project Administrator for three smaller surname DNA projects (Lindo, da Silva, and Braham) He presented numerous talks on DNA and genealogy at NGS Annual Conferences, to the DAR, and to other national and local societies. Bob has done research in many areas of the U.S., Canada, and Scotland helping Clan members and clients.
The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Family History Center at the rear of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road.
For more information, call 434-962-4697.
The May CVGA meeting was held May 9, 2015 in a meeting room in the new LDS church on Airport Road. There were 10 people present.
The April minutes were approved as written.
The current bank balance is $1477.28. This balance includes a $55 donation to The Historic Sandusky Foundation for James Langhorne`s book.. We have changed from First Union Band to the UVA Credit Union.. Someone needs to go to sign the papers.
Susan Emert has held back the program which will be given by the JMRL. She will call to ask them to come after July.
The June program will be a DNA roundtable discussion on DNA, and the July program will be a program given by DNA expert Robert McLaren.
There was a call for a discussion to keep dues at current rate. It is now $15 for individuals, $17.50 for a family, $19.50 for outside the US. It was decided that the ad hoc committee will meet again.
Today`s program was about organizing our genealogy records and resources.
Susan Emert gave an excellent program on organizing our data. She also gave an excellent demonstration of the program Roots Magic. Several good suggestions were also given by members.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:00PM