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.
Since October is Family History month, our meeting will be a “round table” discussion of what discoveries we have made in the past year, any brick walls resolved or what new methods have we learned that has helped in our research. Also what we hope to accomplish in the coming year.
Please join us for this discussion.
Here are two events that will be happening in October.
Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference, October 21 & 22, 2022. Registration is open: https://www.vgs.org/
Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair, October 22, 2022. Check the website: https://www.fxgs.org/
Legacy Family Tree Webinars is presenting “Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long”.
On each Friday in September there are FREE webinars. You do need to register but the webinars are free. Check this out at https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2022/08/webtember-2022-all-genealogy-all-september-long.html