The area the Central Virginia Genealogical Association studies is the area included in Old Albemarle County, from its creation from Goochland County in 1744 until it was divided into multiple other counties in 1761. That area now includes: Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah.
For research web sites on this area, refer to our Central Virginia Resources spreadsheet.
Since its inception, CVGA has established a library of genealogical and historical works, periodicals, pamphlets, and manuscripts. This collection is housed in the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Library.
A benefit of membership is access to the 1983-2016 archives of the Central Virginia Heritage, the newsletter of CVGA. To join, go to the CVGA Membership Form on the home page of this website.
While CVGA does not conduct research for others, we may be able to find persons who will perform this service. In addition, various libraries in the area maintain lists of independent researchers who may be willing to do research for a fee. No endorsement of individual researchers is intended or implied.