Meetings of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association are usually held on the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). Visitors to CVGA meetings are always welcome. The address of the LDS 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.
March 11, 2017: Topic: Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing, by Rachel Unkefer
Many genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they throw money at testing companies without a concrete goal or question in mind. Successful testing begins with posing questions and then selecting the correct tests and testers to answer those questions. Learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing and analysis processes.
Rachel Unkefer has been a genealogist for more than 30 years and a genetic genealogist for nearly 10 years. She has published several articles in “Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy” and has spoken on genetic genealogy at international genealogical conferences.
April 8, 2017: Topic: Using Ancestry Library Edition.
Location: Meet at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Northside location on Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA. NOTE: This will be advertised by the Library. Registration is required. Our meeting will start at 1:30, but the program will be from 2:00 to 3:30. There will also be a scanner provided by the library with library personnel on hand to help until 4:00. Bring a USB memory stick.
May 13, 2017: Field trip to the Virginia Historical Society. Come view the free exhibit on the History of Virginia, and/or do research in the VHS library. For more information, check the posts on our homepage.
June 10, 2017 – Jean Cooper will give a presentation on “Resources for African-American Genealogy Research.”
July 2017 — Diane Inman will show us how to make improvements to faded and damaged old photos; Barbara Branham will update us on the changes to the Family History Center microfilm lending program.
August 2017 — Addeane Caelleigh will present a program on the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Charlottesville and Albemarle County
September 2017 Our 40th anniversary celebration