Our first meeting of 2023 will be an in-person meeting at the Church on Airport Road. This will be a meet and greet with no scheduled program. This will be an opportunity to meet with fellow genealogists that we may not have seen over the past year – maybe longer. We will have an informal discussion about our plans for CVGA for 2023.
Please plan to attend so we can get re-acquainted or meet in person for the first time and set out our plans for this year.
There will not be a December Central Virginia Genealogical Association meeting. Information will be posted to this website about further meetings, so please check back.
Any comments or suggestions for meetings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet virtually on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 10 am. There will be a video about Beginning & Restarting your Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke.
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.
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Our meeting on March 12, 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. As of today, the Church does require a mask so please plan to wear a mask if you attend the meeting in person. I will send out the Zoom information on Friday evening, March 11.
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.
Dr. Shelley Murphy will be doing a presentation on Freedmen’s Bureau Records. The Freedmen’s Bureau Records are a valuable source of information For African American research. Dr. Murphy will explain how to use the multitude of records.
There will be a short business meeting, the presentation and discussion.
The Zoom link has been emailed to all members.
“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