“Not all those who wander are lost”.  Don’t you think that applies to a genealogist but maybe we need to have a purpose for that wandering.
We will have a business meeting this Saturday followed by a short blog post by Amy Johnson Crow about the WANDER research process.
- What do you want to find?
- Analyze what you already have.
- Note what is missing.
- Discover new records.
- Evaluate everything.
- Repeat as necessary.
The link for the Zoom meeting will be sent out to members on Friday.
 “All That Glitters is Not Gold”, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
 Amy Johnson Crow
GREAT NEWS! WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT! Susan Lindsay has volunteered to serve as CVGA president. Thank you, Susan!
In my previous message in the Fall 2019 issue of Central Virginia Heritage, I announced that I will be leaving the position of president at the end of 2019. In that message I also made a plea to the membership for someone to step up and volunteer to serve as the next president. As I write this message in November 2019, no one has yet come forth. Since the office of president must be filled for the association to continue operating, I have agreed to serve as acting president through February 2020, giving us two more months to find a candidate. If no candidate comes forward, CVGA will be faced with the prospect of dissolution. Our bylaws state that the term of office is one year. Please consider serving a one-year term as president of CVGA.
— Acting President Patricia Lukas
At our November meeting, a revision of the bylaws was approved, replacing the last version, dated 14 September 2002. Some of the changes reflected in the revision are the transition to digital publication of Central Virginia Heritage, acknowledging the association’s website, updated responsibilities of the officers, and disposition of the group’s assets in the case of dissolution.
Read the revised bylaws here.
All memberships start January 1 of each year. You can renew and pay your dues online via Paypal. The link on the CVGA website is: http://cvga.avenue.org/?page_id=168
Annual dues have not gone up–still the best bargain around!
Individual & institutional: $15.00
A snippet from Sam Towler’s article, “Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project”:
In the 1970s, Albemarle County sent most of the chancery cases in its files which ended before 1912 to the Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia preserved all the cases they received and put them in acid-free folders to prevent deterioration. With the Albemarle County Clerk’s approval, I have been working on a project to preserve the post-1900 cases that Albemarle still had at the Courthouse in Charlottesville by unfolding the documents and putting the papers in acid-free folders provided by the Clerk’s Office.
For the rest of this article, and several others, 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.”)
For those who are not members, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Winter 2016 issue is available from CreateSpace.com/6782694 for $6.50. Click on the CreateSpace.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on the Createspace.com Store site.
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Table of Contents for the Winter 2016 issue:
- Division of the Negro Property of the Estate of William Morris of Louisa County, Virginia, 1832 … page 1
- Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project … page 4
- Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Franklin, of St. Anne’s Parish, Albemarle Co., VA … page 6
- Early Broadus Wood High School History … page 7
- The Wyatt Family of Albemarle County, Virginia … page 9
- Reductions in Service at the Library of Virginia … page 11
- The Times-Dispatch Genealogical Column: The Walker Family of Virginia … page 12
- Castle Hill … page 16
- James Govan Estate Settlement and Division of Slaves (1831-1835), Hanover Co., VA … page 18
- List of the Hire of Negroes [of the Heirs of] Richard Terrell of Louisa Co., VA (1771) … page 19
- Funeral Home Records Available Online … page 20
- Letter from Edward Govan to Mary Govan Hill, near Fredericksburg, VA (1831) … page 22
- Slaves of John Ambler (April 1829) at his Plantations in Amherst and Louisa Counties … page 23
- President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 24
P.S. Wouldn’t you like to see your research published in this beautiful magazine? Send it to any of the CVGA officers on the About CVGA page.
I have added a CVGA Membership Renewal Form on the right side of this page, at the top of the right column. This is what it looks like: CVGA Membership Renewal Form
You’ll find an information form to fill out, and a PayPal button to allow you to pay your dues. Please let us know if you have difficulty with the form or the payment button. For questions and comments, contact the Webmaster or the Corresponding Secretary, with the links on the footer of this page.