Spring 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available!


Cover of Central Virginia Heritage, vol. 34, no.1

From this month’s issue:  “Two Alexander Moseleys” by Joanne L. Yeck:

“During the 18th and 19th centuries, naming practices among Virginia’s planter class were purposeful and surprisingly consistent. Maternal surnames were preserved as “first” names. Grandparents and, sometimes, rather pointedly, wealthy aunts and uncles were remembered in succeeding generations. These practices frequently give valuable clues to family connections. Often, they also result in multiple individuals with the same name, living concurrently in the same county. This can be maddening for researchers. As time passes, biographies become conflated, and genealogists can spend years untangling crisscrossing lives.

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Contents of the Spring 2018 issue:

  • Finding Those County Line Changes, by Judy G. Russell p. 1
  • Four Freedom Documents from Albemarle County, VA, transcribed by Jean L. Cooper p. 3
  • Connecting the Pieces of a Chancery Cause, by Jean L. Cooper p. 6
  • Sheriffs of Nelson County, VA, Through 1925 p. 10
  • Sheriffs of Augusta County, VA, Through 2016 p. 10
  • Sheriffs of Albemarle County, VA, Through 2016  p. 11
  • Getting Acquainted with the Revised Version of Find-A-Grave.com, by Ted Bainbridge p. 12
  • Will of Andrew McWilliams, Albemarle County, VA, 1772, transcribed by Jane J. Davis p. 15
  • The Key to Understanding Family Relationships p. 16
  • Diane Keeton Files Donated to CVGA, by Patricia Lukas p. 19
  • Index of Surnames in the Keeton Files p. 20
  • Passenger Lists to Virginia Before 1820, by Lorine McGinnis Schulze p. 23
  • Two Alexander Moseleys, by Joanne L. Yeck p. 24
  • President’s Column by Patricia Lukas, p. 26
  • Family Relationship Chart p. 28

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

Winter 2017 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

Christmas Changes With the Years (by Charles Conway Crenshaw):

“We are approaching Christmas 2017. The Christmas season changes as our age changes. Remember back in your early childhood? My earlier years during World War II were spent  on my grandparent’s farm in Earlysville, Virginia. With no television and no radio for recreational use, Christmas was not commercialized. I was thankful for anything I  received. Since there was no electricity, there were no pretty lights on the Christmas tree, but there were pretty glass bulbs and tinsel on the tree. …”

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Contents of the Winter 2017 issue:

  • Searching for Mother Madison…page 1
  • Christmas Changes With the Years…page 3
  • Why Obituaries Contain Hidden Family Trees…page 5
  • “Buddy and the Chickens” Wins National DAR Literary Award!…page 7
  • Bill of Complaint of Robert M. Omohundro & Wife vs. James Jones…page 7
  • Bill of Complaint of Isabella Brown vs. William Brown…page 13
  • George Whitlocke & Wife vs. Margaret Higginbotham…page 15
  • Manumission of Judith, Pegg, and Ambrose…page 17
  • Will of John Douglass of Orange County, Virginia…page 17
  • John Murrey & Wife vs. Martha Matthews by &c….page 19
  • Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania Has Shut Down…page 22
  • Aylett Family, King William County (Va.)…page 23
  • Registration Opens for the NGS 2018 Family History Conference…page 25
  • A Note From The Editor…page 25
  • President’s Column…page 26

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

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!

Fall 2017 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

First, a snippet from the President’s Column About CVGA’s 40th Anniversary

“This year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. The idea of establishing a local genealogy society was hatched after a group of like-minded people attended a genealogy seminar in June 1977. In short order, they came up with Articles of Incorporation, collected the first dues, and elected the first officers. By September 1977, CVGA was chartered by the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia…”

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Contents of the Fall 2017 issue:

  • CVGA’s 40th Anniversary…p.1
  • The Fluvanna County Courthouse, by Patricia Lukas…p.2
  • Virginia: Where African American Genealogy and History Begin…p.3
  • What’s the Evidence? Analyzing the Documents To Find Out Where Govan Cureton Was Born! by Shelley Murphy…p.4
  • How to Read Old Handwriting…p.13
  • Estate of Benjamin Gatewood, Caroline County, Virginia…p.14
  • Frederick W. Meerbach (17 Jan. 1814-ca. 1893), by Jean L. Cooper…p.17
  • A Jamison Family Puzzle, by Jane Davis…p.22
  • Last Will of John Williamson of Fluvanna County…p.23
  • Thanksgiving Memories, by Charles Conway Crenshaw…p.25
  • Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC, by Jean L. Cooper…26
  • A Note From the Editor…p.28

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to cvgaboard@gmail.com, Attention: The Editor.

Free Access to Revolutionary War Records, July 1-15, 2017 on Fold3.com

 

Access Revolutionary War Records for Free*

Revolutionary War Signing for Payment VouchersDo you have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War? Now is the perfect time to learn more about them, as Fold3 is giving free access* to our Revolutionary War Collection July 1–15.

There are 20+ titles in our Revolutionary War Collection. Popular ones include:

Revolutionary War Pensions
The records in this collection include entire pension files for soldiers and sailors who served in the Revolutionary War. Unlike selected records, which were typically chosen subjectively for genealogical content, these records reveal more details about each veteran’s history and service, as well as more information about his family, state of health, and life after the war. Every name mentioned in the pensions has been indexed, not just the soldier’s name, which makes finding people even easier.

Revolutionary War Service Records
These are compiled service records for the regular soldiers of the Continental Army, and for the militia, volunteers, and others who served with them. The records are arranged under the designation “Continental Troops” or a state name, then by organization, and then alphabetically by a soldier’s surname. Records consist of card abstracts of entries relating to each soldier from original records. Also included are regimental lists including muster rolls, pay lists, and caption cards.

Revolutionary War Rolls
The primary function of the many Revolutionary War rolls maintained by the American Army was to provide basic information about the identities, numbers, condition, equipage, and pay status of the men and units that comprised the Army in order to facilitate administrative control. Browse these rolls by state and name of organization (regiment, battalion, guard, company, etc.). Find names of soldiers with the help of annotations supplied by other Fold3 users and feel free to add your own. Thousands of records from 138 rolls of microfilm provide names and details about the men who fought for independence.

Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818–1864
Pension payment records are not typically found in pension application files. These cards were created as an index for the final payments made to either the veteran or his widow. They provide additional details on where a family may have moved in the early- to mid-19th century, death dates of veterans, widows, or dependent children, and sometimes the maiden name of a widow.

Get started searching or browsing the Revolutionary War Collection on Fold3!.

*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until July 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Free access requires registration for a free Fold3 account. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.

 

Summer 2017 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

First, a snippet from the article “Ancestry for Virginians“:

“The Library of Virginia announces “Ancestry for Virginians,” a new resource available to citizens of Virginia, made possible through a partnership with Ancestry.com…. Included in this initial offering are the Virginia vital records, indexed and digitized through a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Health and Ancestry.com following the 2012 passage of Senate Bill 660, which supported the digitization, indexing, and public accessibility to birth, death, marriage, and divorce records created since 1912. While the indexes to the records have been available since 2015, the Commonwealth’s citizens will now have free access through this new resource to digital images of the open records of the following collections…”

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Contents of the Summer 2017 issue:

  • Preserving the Fountains of the National WCTU, by Diane Inman…p.1
  • Virginia Restores Funding!, by Judy G. Russell…p.4
  • Evidence Explained. 3rd edition, revised…p.5
  • Historical Obituary from the Daily Progress…p.6
  • Amherst County Museum and Historical Society…p.8
  • Fluvanna Historical Society, Palmyra, VA…p.8
  • The Heritage Museum/The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society…p.9
  • Petition to be Classified as White: Thomas Littlepage…p.10
  • A Treasure Box Found, by Robert F. Niehaus…p.11
  • Obituaries, Robert F. Niehaus & Martin R. Davis, Jr….p.11-13
  • “Ancestry for Virginians”…p.13
  • The Maury Family of Virginia…p.14
  • David Ross of Oxford Iron Works List of Slaves Owned…p.16
  • The Hamner Family of Central Virginia, by Jean L. Cooper…p.18
  • Burnley & ux vs. William Crenshaw Admr. & al. (Louisa County, 1801)…p.22
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas…p.24

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to cvgaboard@gmail.com, Attention: The Editor.

Spring 2017 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

Hi all — I was aiming at March 1st as the publication date for the Spring issue, but I managed to make it a Valentine’s Day baby instead!

First, a snippet from the article by Bernadette Whitsett-Hammond & Edwina St. Rose, titled Preserving the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville, VA.

The Daughters of Zion Cemetery, located near Oakwood Cemetery in Charlottesville, VA, was established in 1873 by members of the Daughters of Zion, a women’s benevolent organization that sought to support the needs of African Americans following Reconstruction. One of the important efforts conducted by the Daughters of Zion was to provide a place of dignified burial as an alternative to segregated cemeteries such as Oakwood Cemetery…

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Contents of the Spring 2017 issue:

  • The Blue Ridge Heritage Project, by Bill Henry … page 1
  • Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project Completed … page 4
  • The Rushes of Chestnut Grove, by Regina Rush … page 5
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America … page 10
  • A Letter From the Editor … page 10
  • Ehart’s Mill in Earlysville, by Everette M. Huff … page 11
  • 2017 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series Announced … page 12
  • Midwest African American Genealogy Institute Celebrates Milestone Year! … page 13
  • Preserving the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville, VA, by Bernadette Whitsett-Hammond & Edwina St. Rose … page 14
  • Research at the American Baptist Historical Society … page 15
  • Blanket Lists for 1817 & 1818 in the Account Book of John George Woolfolk for Shepherd’s Hill Plantation, 1811-1819 … page 16
  • DNA Talk Rescheduled to March 14, 2017 … page 16
  • The Times-Dispatch Genealogical Column: The Duke Family of Virginia … page 17
  • Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, VA), by Jean Cooper … page 20
  • A Simple Way To Read Old Tombstones … page 20
  • The Bible Comes Back to the Family! by Shelley Murphy … page 21
  • The Clark Allison Story, by Diane Inman … page 23
  • Packing list for a genealogical trip … page 24
  • Molecular Genealogy of a Mongol Queen’s Family and Her Possible Kinship with Genghis Khan, by Gavaachimed Lkhagvasuren, et al. … page 25
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 26

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to cvgaboard@gmail.com, Attention: The Editor.

Central Virginia Heritage (online edition), Winter 2016 Available Now

A snippet from Sam Towler’s article, “Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project”:

In the 1970s, Albemarle County sent most of the chancery cases in its files which ended before 1912 to the Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia preserved all the cases they received and put them in acid-free folders to prevent deterioration.  With the Albemarle County Clerk’s approval, I have been working on a project to preserve the post-1900 cases that Albemarle still had at the Courthouse in Charlottesville by unfolding the documents and putting the papers in acid-free folders provided by the Clerk’s Office.

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Table of Contents for the Winter 2016 issue:

  • Division of the Negro Property of the Estate of William Morris of Louisa County, Virginia, 1832 … page 1
  • Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project … page 4
  • Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Franklin, of St. Anne’s Parish, Albemarle Co., VA … page 6
  • Early Broadus Wood High School History … page 7
  • The Wyatt Family of Albemarle County, Virginia … page 9
  • Reductions in Service at the Library of Virginia … page 11
  • The Times-Dispatch Genealogical Column: The Walker Family of Virginia … page 12
  • Castle Hill … page 16
  • James Govan Estate Settlement and Division of Slaves (1831-1835), Hanover Co., VA … page 18
  • List of the Hire of Negroes [of the Heirs of] Richard Terrell of Louisa Co., VA (1771) … page 19
  • Funeral Home Records Available Online … page 20
  • Letter from Edward Govan to Mary Govan Hill, near Fredericksburg, VA (1831) … page 22
  • Slaves of John Ambler (April 1829) at his Plantations in Amherst and Louisa Counties … page 23
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 24

P.S. Wouldn’t you like to see your research published in this beautiful magazine? Send it to any of the CVGA officers on the About CVGA page.