November 10, 2018: Deborah Harvey-DNA & Genealogy

 

Do you have questions about DNA testing for genealogical purposes? Professional Genealogist Deborah Harvey can answer your questions.
Are you thinking about taking a DNA test? Would you like to know what to expect before you spend your money? Have you taken a test and now wonder what to do with the results? Would you like to know what type of test should you get?

See Deborah’s website at back2rootsgen.com.

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.

Fall 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available Online!

In this issue:  Jean L. Cooper’s article, Crowd-Sourcing With Zooniverse.org:

One of the most interesting websites I recently discovered is www.Zooniverse.org. Zooniverse is a site that offers the opportunity to crowd-source the work involved in
transcribing collections of documents. Some of the projects are scientific in nature,
studying climate, biology, or medicine. Others have to do with language, history, or the arts. Among the projects: Helping transcribe the military records of African-American Civil War Soldiers, and transcribing records in The American Soldier, to provide access to a one-of-a-kind collection of reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. …

For the rest of this article, and several others, 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, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Fall 2018 issue is available from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1723791210 for $6.50. Click on the Amazon.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on Amazon.com.

Contents of the Fall 2018 issue:

  • Fall Conference of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, to be held 5-6 Oct., 2018, in Charlottesville, VA;
  • The Genealogical Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution;
  • Preservation Grants for Presbyterian Churches;
  • Obituary: Charles R. Moore;
  • Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire;
  • Census Instructions;
  • Are You Missing Most of the Available Genealogy Information?;
  • Benjamin Bartley, Free Negro Registration, 1808;
  • Three Allen Wills from Buckingham County;
  • The Southall Family of Virginia;
  • Crowd-Sourcing on Zooniverse.org;
  • Fredericksburg National Cemetery;
  • Rockingham County Cemetery Indexes.

As a little extra gift, the online edition contains an extra, one-page guide to Basic Steps for African American Slave Research, courtesy of Dr. Shelley Murphy.

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.

September 8, 2018: Michael Crabill, mapmaker

Michael Crabill will tell us about the patent maps of Albemarle, Amherst and Nelson counties he has drawn by hand. For a preview of his beautiful maps, visit his website at https://crabillmaps.com/

You won’t want to miss this meeting!

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.

NO August 2018 Meeting

We will not have a monthly meeting in August. Our host, the Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Charlottesville, takes a vacation during the month of August.

We thank the church heartily for allowing us to use their premises for our regular monthly meetings.

 

 

July 14, 2018: Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestor

If you think you might have Revolutionary War ancestors and you would like some sound advice on where to find records to locate your patriots, join us at our next meeting on Saturday, July 14. Shelley Murphy will share valuable tips with us on finding records that might help you apply for membership in a lineage society such as the Daughters of the American Republic.

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.

 

Summer 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

In this issue:  “President’s Column” by Patricia Lukas:

“I hope you are planning on joining us on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Fall Conference we are hosting with the Virginia Genealogical Society. The conference will take place at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden on the beautiful grounds of the University in Charlottesville. The conference will feature two tracks: Virginia Gems, presented by noted Virginia genealogy specialist Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS. … The second track is German Settlers and Migration Routes. These four sessions will be presented by Dorothy Boyd-Bragg, Ph.D., and Ashley Abruzzo, CTA. …”

For the rest of this article, and several others, 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.”)

For those who are not members, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Summer 2018 issue is available from https://www.amazon.com/dp/1721574832 for $6.50. Click on the Amazon.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on Amazon.com.

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.

Contents of the Summer 2018 issue:

  • Lost Jeffersons / Joanne L. Yeck. Page 1.
  • Two indentures of the Eastin Family, Orange County, VA. Page 4.
  • Register of Negroes Owned in Buckingham County, VA, by Robert T. Hubard, 1841-1859. Page 6.
  • A Visit to Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Augusta County, VA / Jean L. Cooper. Page 8.
  • James Madison and the Louisiana 16 / Patricia Lukas. Page 10.
  • Poppin’ the Trunk in Charles Town, WV / Dr. Shelley Murphy. Page 11.
  • Estate of Dr. Samuel Griffin Died January 24, 1812, Bedford County, VA / Jean L. Cooper. Page 14.
  • Sheriffs of Nelson County Updated to 2018 / Becky Howard. Page 19.
  • Sheriffs of Fluvanna County from 1777 to the Present / Tricia Johnson. Page 20.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online. Page 21.
  • President’s Column / Patricia Lukas. Page 22.
  • Always Keep Backups of Your Online Genealogy Information / Dick Eastman. Page 23.

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.