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.
CVGA’s meeting has been postponed to next Saturday 20 March at 10 am.
Since this is Women’s History Month, we will have a program on finding female ancestors followed by a discussion on any research techniques any of us have used to find our female ancestors.
“Reading Old Handwriting” will be the topic at a virtual event at the Library of Virginia on January 19, 2021, from 4 to 5 pm. This event is online and is free. It will be hosted on Zoom and no pre-registration is required. For additional information go to: https://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar/
You may need passcodes for the virtual meetings referenced in the notice about our November 14 meeting.
451672 passcode for Friday meeting Freedmen’s Bureau records
327255 passcode for Saturday meeting beyond 1870 records
If you click on the link provided it will take you to a Zoom screen. Click on Open Zoom Meeting and if the passcode is required a screen will open so you can enter the passcode. You should be able to access the meeting after that.
Our meeting on August 8 will be about the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Do you have any ancestors who marched for suffrage in the 1900s? How did you find out about them? Any stories or photos that you might like to share.
An invitation to the meeting will be emailed to members on Friday.
NOTE: No interment at the cemetery tomorrow, so we will be there. Let’s hope for good weather, but we will be there with our umbrellas if it’s raining.
This month we are going on a scavenger hunt. We will be visiting Riverview Cemetery where we will scour the aisles looking for the answers to a set of clues we will provide for you. We suggest bringing a pencil and a clipboard to make the quest a little easier.
This event will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 11. We will gather near sections A & D, (near the flagpole) following the map below.
Whoever finds the most answers will receive a prize – a gift certificate from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies for a FREE course of your choice, provided by the Virginia Genealogical Society. Check out the website at www.genealogicalstudies.com to see the many courses offered. The value of the gift certificate is approximately $89.00.