Central Virginia Heritage, Fall 2021 — Available Now!

“George W. Cleek’s Early Western Augusta Pioneers, which was originally published in 1957, has been the source of many of the genealogies of the early pioneers of the Highland region. These include the Lightner, Cleek, Harper, Hull and numerous other families. As a Lightner descendant I thought a worthwhile project would be to update Cleek’s book regarding the section on the Lightner family. What I thought to be a relatively straightforward task turned into a yearslong effort culminating in 2006 with the publication of my book, The Lightner Heritage. With the advent of the Internet which opened up new research opportunities, the publication of new material and the discovery of new sources, Cleek’s premise that John Michel Lochtner is the progenitor of the Virginia Lightners may not be accurate….”

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Contents of the Fall 2021 issue:

  • Early Western Augusta Pioneers Revisited
  • Will of Captain John Warwick, Amherst County, VA
  • Will of James Callaway the Elder, Bedford County, VA
  • Will of Henry Bell, of Buckingham County, VA
  • Obituary of Horace E. Fidler, Jr.
  • Company F, The Fluvanna Hornets, and Company K, The Fluvanna Guards, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December, 1862
  • List of Cumberland County Sheriffs, 1753-Present

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

Virtual Conferences in October

Here are two fall conferences you might want to check out.

The Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.  Registration is required.  You can see the schedule at their website vgs.org.

The Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) Virtual Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 2. Registration is required.  The schedule is at their website http://griva.org.

Registration needed for Virtual Meeting tomorrow September 11, 2021

You need to register for this webinar.  Click on this link to register.
Once you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to the presentation.  Tomorrow just click on that link from Zoom to attend the presentation.
The presentation tomorrow is by Thomas MacEntee on “Successful Collateral and Cluster Research”.

Virtual Meeting September 11 Speaker Thomas MacEntee “Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching”

Our special speaker will be Thomas MacEntee of Genealogy Bargains.com.  Thomas will present a program about “Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching”.  Thomas is a genealogy professional, a “tech guy”, blogger, educator, author and more.  Please join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10 am for his presentation.

Albemarle County Chancery Cases Being Scanned

“The Library of Va. has started scanning the chancery cases that Shelby Marshall sent to the Library back in the 1970s. Supposedly they have the cases before 1912. In conserving the cases still at the Courthouse I found a few that were missed and they have picked them up now. So maybe late this year or next we will be able to look at them on line. They told me Albemarle has at least 50 bankers boxes of cases.”

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Central Virginia Heritage, Spring/Summer 2021 — Available Now!

1918 Pandemic, by Susan DuBar–Today’s pandemic has frequently been compared to the 1918 flu epidemic. I had a cousin who died in the epidemic at the age of six. I knew about her through photographs and frequent references to her in her mother’s and aunt’s conversations. She and my father were double first cousins and were constant playmates but I never thought to ask my father how her death affected him.

Also in my family was a maternal cousin, Earl, who was a small-town pharmacist during the 1918 epidemic. I learned only recently about him when I found a newspaper article (one of those “human interest” stories) my grandmother had preserved. It was interesting to learn how few medicines were available then….

To see the rest of this article, CVGA members should go to “Members Only” on the menu bar above, and choose “Central Virginia Heritage — Current Issue.” (Note: You have to be logged in to this website in order to see “Members Only.”)

If you have trouble logging in to the site to download your copy, please contact me at the webmaster link at the bottom of this page.

For those who are not members of CVGA, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Spring/Summer 2021 issue is available from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098WK24P1 for $6.50. Click on the Amazon.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on Amazon.com.

Contents of the Spring/Summer 2021 issue:

  • Try a New Approach for Genealogy Research During [the] Pandemic, by the Augusta (GA) Genealogical Society… page 1
  • Original Versus Derivative, by Michael john Neill… page 2
  • John Burnley vs. William Crenshaw, Louisa County, VA, 1801… page 3
  • 1918 Pandemic, by Susan DuBar… page 4
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)
    May-July 1895, transcribed by Diane Inman… page 5
  • Division of the Slaves of Thomas Jackson, dec’d., Louisa County, VA
    February, 1802… page 13
  • Joel Parrish & Wife v. Executors of David Shepherd, et al.
    Fluvanna County, Virginia, 1806-1808… page 15
  • List of Amelia County (VA) Sheriffs, 1735-2021… page 17
  • List of Greene County (VA) Sheriffs, 1838-2021… page 18
  • List of Appomattox County (VA) Sheriffs, 1845-2021… page 19
  • Cary Family (Virginia and Maryland) by Jean L. Cooper… page 20
  • Charles William Cary (20 Sep 1826-23 Aug 1852), by Jean L. Cooper… page 22
  • Estate of Elias Palmer, dec’d., Campbell County, VA, 1833-34… page 23

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

Daughters of Zion Cemetery Has New Website

Edwina St. Rose has informed us that there is now a website for the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville: https://daughtersofzioncemetery.org/ The website also has an index of the name of people known to be buried at this cemetery, with information about them, clips of obituaries, etc. The recovery of information about the people buried here is an on-going project, so remember to recheck it at various times to see if anything new has surfaced about individuals you’re interested in.