Virtual Meeting July 9, 2022

We will meet virtually on July 9, 2022 AT 10 am.  We will listen to a YouTube video by Lisa Louise Cooke on “How to Use PERSI Like a Pro”.

The Periodical Source Index, or PERSI, is the largest subject index to genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world. PERSI indexes articles in periodical titles (including defunct titles) published by thousands of local, state, national and international societies and organizations. It is arranged by surname or location and also by basic subject headings.




Writing a Quality Research Report by Whitney Tolman

Writing a Quality Research Report by Whitney Tolman
A free virtual presentation by the Utah Genealogical Association July 5, 2022
6 p.m. MDT (4 p.m. EDT)

Being a good professional genealogist is more than just being able to do quality research. You have to know how to present it well in a research report to show your clients and others the reasoning behind the conclusions you made. Learning to write well increases the chances of getting a good job in the genealogical field and it also helps as you prepare for credentialing. This class will go over different methods for helping your research reports shine in order to showcase the quality of your research.

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Meeting June 11, 2022

Our meeting on June 11, 2022, will be at 10 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS Church).  It will be a hybrid meeting. You can attend in person at the Church or via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be sent out on Friday evening.

CVGA member, Diane Inman, will be doing a presentation called “Remembering the Fallen” which is about the World War II military personnel from our area who died during the War.

Central Virginia Heritage, Spring 2022 – Available Now!

Remembering Millwood: A Miller Plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia,
by Joanne L. Yeck

When assembling a family history, far too many budding genealogists discover that “there’s no one left to ask.” The previous generation is gone or doesn’t remember the stories we’re eager to hear, and we find ourselves starting from scratch.

Some years ago, I discovered that one of my
Miller cousins, Robbie J. Oliver (1890-1979),
had the foresight to interview her aunt, Nannie
Franklin (Miller) Goodman (1859-1953). In 1944, Nannie dictated a brief memoir, primarily recalling the slaves who lived at Millwood, her family’s antebellum plantation
in the northeast corner of Buckingham County, Virginia.

Well over half a century later, with the help of census, tax, and CSA records, along with vital statistics, I was able to confirm and expand on Nannie’s recollections. Born on February 8, 1859, Nannie clearly remembered the domestic servants who tended to the people in her home. The housekeeper, the butler, the cook, the nurse—these African-American servants cared for her, her parents, and her four sisters even beyond emancipation in 1865. 

To see the rest of this article, 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 of CVGA, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Spring 2022 issue is available from at for $6.50. Click on the link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on

Contents of the Spring 2022 issue:

  • Remembering Millwood: A Miller Plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia, by Joanne L. Yeck…page 1
  • Company D—The Amber Grays Louisa, Fluvanna, Goochland, and Hanover Counties, and Field and Staff at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862, by Diane Inman…page 7
  • The 1950 Census: Are You Ready? By Thomas MacEntee…page 10
  • Statement of William Peebles of Tennessee, regarding the family of Peter and Mary Potts of Lunenburg County, Virginia…page 14
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) October 1895, transcribed by Diane Inman…page 16
  • Marriages in the Central Gazette (Charlottesville, Va.), transcribed by Jean Cooper…page 24
  • Excerpt from NYC Historical Vital Records Go Online! By Judy G. Russell…page 24

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew at gmail dot com — The Editor.

1950 Census will be released Friday, April 1, 2022

The 1950 census will be released at 12:01 am on April 1, 2022.  It will not be indexed.  You can search the census if you know your enumeration district. Ancestry has a 1950 census district finder on their opening page. You will need to input an address to find the enumeration district. Once you have done this, you can also choose to be notified by email when Ancestry completes an index for a state that you are interested in.