June 13, 2015

Have you considered DNA testing to learn more about your family connections? Would you like to know more about what kinds of tests there are and what to expect from them? In preparation for Bob McLaren’s visit in July, we will get a head start on understanding the terminology of DNA testing and the role of DNA in genealogy with a roundtable discussion.

The meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association 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.

May 9, 2015 CVGA Meeting

Do you have piles of paper, stacks of photos and files all over your desk? Does it take forever to find a census record or marriage certificate that you downloaded to your computer? Come to our meeting on Saturday, May 9 and ask questions about organizing your documents. We will discuss various methods of keeping all that paper in order and talk about computer programs available to help you organize your data.

The meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association 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.

April 11 Meeting

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.

Upcoming CVGA Programs

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.

Dec. 13, 2014 Meeting

Reminder….

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.

Nov. 8, 2014–Family History Conference, Charlottesville

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.

October 11, 2014 meeting — Round Table Discussion

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 & Fall Schedule

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.

July 12, 2014 meeting

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!