- Lorraine Quill was elected Treasurer of CVGA at a brief business meeting. She replaces long-time Treasurer, Diane Inman, who has served with distinction for many years! We look forward to working with Lorraine.
- The major part of this meeting was to hear Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, as she gave a presentation on the National Archives (NARA), and how to use it for genealogical research. The members attending enjoyed the subject, and learned a lot. Here’s a link to her January and February calendar: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2024/01/04/coming-up-jan-feb-2024/
Ms. Russell is a lively and interesting speaker, and we urge you to try to attend one of her presentations if you have the chance.
Here is the website of The Legal Genealogist in case you’d like to follow Ms. Russell’s schedule of presentations: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/
There will not be a hybrid or zoom meeting on November 11, 2023. Please see the flyer regarding a presentation at Columbia Baptist Church in Columbia, VA. There is no registration but space is limited. Any questions, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our meeting on Saturday, October 14, 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.
Jean Cooper will do a presentation about using newspapers in our research.
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.
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.
We will have a Zoom only meeting beginning at 10 am on Saturday, May 13, 2023. We will see a video by Lisa Louise Cooke about Strategies for Finding Female Ancestors’ Maiden Names. A discussion will follow.
A link has been sent to all members.
The Family History Center will be closed on Saturday, May 13. This is Mother’s Day Weekend.
Our meeting on Saturday, April 15, 2023, will begin at 10 am. We will meet in person at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) and the presentation will also be available by Zoom. A link will be emailed to all members.
Jean Cooper will talk about “Making the Connection” – How do we connect the records we find for African Americans before 1865 (i.e., by first name only, etc.) with their records after 1865? She describes the process by which she has traced formerly enslaved families from the Hydraulic Mills area to their now free identities.
We will view a video presentation Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ World with Google by Lisa Louise Cooke. She presents various ways to use Google to research our ancestors.
There will not be an in person meeting tomorrow at the church since we do not have an in person speaker. Also due to a church function, the Family History Center will be closing early on March 11.
We will have a Zoom meeting this Saturday, February 11, beginning at 10 am. There will be a video about 10 Little Known Genealogy Websites and they are all free.