Here is some more information about the 1950 census and how the enumerators were instructed to use a map.
Did you have an ancestor participate in the 1950 census? Here are a few names who attended instructor classes.
VGS Fall Virtual Conference is October 15 and 16, 2021.
Here is a link to the VGS page with information about the program and cost for this conference. Lots of great speakers and topics.
Differences between 1940 and 1950 census:
Here is a link to the FamilySearch blog that gives you information about the project of digitizing 2.4 million rolls of microfilm.https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-microfilm-collection-digitized/
Check it out!
Between now and April 1, 2022, we will try to post a link from NARA with information about the 1950 census. It is just a tidbit but there are other links you can use to get more information.
“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
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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.
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.