Genealogy 101 Workshop at Northside Library September 27, 2023

Join the Jack Jouett Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association for a Genealogy 101 Workshop. Expert genealogists will show you the basics of researching ancestors using birth, death, and marriage certificates. There will also be time to answer individual questions. Register for this program at or call 434-973-7893 ext. 4 for more information.

This program is scheduled from 10:30 am to 12 pm using the computer stations at the library.

New Records on FindMyPast

FindMyPast, a subscription database, has announced new records that are now available:

Irish Army Census 1922

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorials (This is England not the US)  There are also images available.

They have added over 250,000 pages to the Newspaper Collection.




Legacy Family Tree Webinars is sponsoring free webinars on each Friday in September.  You can go to their website and register for these free webinars on Friday.  In order to obtain the syllabus or listen to a recording you do need to be a member and they are running a special membership rate during September.

Here is the URL:

Hybrid Meeting July 8, 2023

Our meeting on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. will be at the Family History Center, 1275 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville, Virginia.  This will be an in person and virtual meeting.

Brendan Wolfe will present The Commissioner & Mr. Coughlin.  This story is about two immigrants, one murder, and a search for origins.  Brendan will talk about his research and writing.

The Zoom link will be sent out on Friday.


Meeting June 10, 2023 Genealogy 101

Our June 10 meeting will be held at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library – Northside Branch located at 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville.  The meeting time will be from 10:30 to 1:30.   Registration is required so that the library knows how many people will attend.

The subject is Genealogy 101.  The presentation will be made by members from Jack Jouett DAR Chapter and Central Virginia Genealogical Association. Our four genealogists will show you the basics of researching your family members, using birth, death and marriage certificates. You will see how to use genealogical online websites like Ancestry and FamilySearch. Members of both organizations will talk about how to join the DAR, SAR, and CVGA. They will also help you prepare for a genealogy research trip. There will be time for questions. 
To register, go to JMRL Northside, click on Calendar, then June 10.  There will be a drop down box, choose Genealogy 101 Sign Up.  Fill out the form and click OK.