Mr. James Langhorne, will present his book, “The Virginia Langhornes: a History” on Saturday, April 11 at the meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association at 1:30 p.m. at the Family History Center in back of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road.
The book documents all the descendants of Capt. John Langhorne (who came to Virginia about 1668), through the first generation born in the 20th century. Nancy Astor and Irene Gibson are the two most famous members of the family and have Albemarle connections, having spent time at Mirador, the family estate in Western Albemarle.
All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Historic Sandusky Foundation in Lynchburg, VA, a local museum and history center. Sandusky is an historic house long owned by the Hutters, Langhorne in-laws, who also owned Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.
February: At this meeting we will continue our courthouse records project, this time focusing on marriage banns, marriage records, and ministers’ returns.
March: Local author, James Langhorn, will talk about his new book, The Virginia Langhorns.
April, May, June: To be announced later.
July: Bob McLaren, Professional Genealogist, will speak to us about DNA and genealogy.
The CVGA will hold its December meeting this coming Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Airport Road.
The agenda will include a discussion of possible changes concerning the Central Virginia Heritage as well as a discussion of ideas for programs for the new year.
Also officers will be elected for 2015.
The Program will be a sharing of Family Holiday Traditions.
The CVGA will NOT hold its monthly meeting, Saturday, November 8. Instead, everyone is encouraged to attend the annual Family History Conference being held November 8th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Airport Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the Keynote address will begin at 9:00 am. For more information, see the Conference web site at: www.cvillefamilyhistorycenter.org or call 434-973-8407. The conference is free and open to the public.
The CVGA will meet Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 pm at the LDS church on Airport Road. Our scheduled speaker will not be able to come until December so we will have one of our “Round Table Discussions”. Those who have had a chance to get started on the Wills Project are encouraged to share their experience. Also, we will share any other questions and topics of interest. Please come.
September Meeting, Saturday, September 13, 2014
Margaret O’Bryant, Librarian at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, will share with us the materials available for genealogical research at the society’s library. The historical society is a non-profit educational organization that seeks to study, preserve, and promote the history of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
October Meeting, Saturday, October 11, 2014
James Langhorne, will present his book, “The Virginia Langhornes: a History.” The book documents all the descendants of Capt. John Langhorne (who came to Virginia about 1668), through the first generation born in the 20th century. The family estate, Mirador, is in western Albemarle County. He will have copies of his book available.
Family History Conference, November 8, 2014
The CVGA will not meet in November. Instead the association will co-sponsor the Family History Conference which will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Airport Road. See the website at: cvillefamilyhistorycenter.org.
The monthly meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association will be held tomorrow, July 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Airport Road. It will begin at 1:30 pm.
The topic for this month’s meeting is Books and Genealogy. Each member is asked to bring one or more books that are related to genealogy in any way: how-to, reference, fiction, history, etc. Everyone who wishes will have an opportunity to tell about their book(s).
Hope to see you there!
The CVGA will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 10 at 1:30 pm in the usual place: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints off Airport Road.
After the business meeting, we will go down the hall to the Family History Center where we will have the opportunity to learn more about what is available and have time to use it to do some research.
Hope to see you there!
The CVGA will meet this Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 pm. CVGA member Susan Emert will present “Writing Your Story” a fun and informative hands-on activity so please bring pencil and paper. (No test, she promises.) Hope to see you there!
Meetings of CVGA are held at the LDS Church on Timberwood Blvd. (near the airport). Enter from the back of the building, through the door leading to the Family History Center.