Mark Your Calendar!
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.
Just a reminder that RootsTech is a virtual online event and is FREE. The speakers and the seminars are wonderful. You can access the site 24 hours a day. To participate in all that is being offered, you do need to register which means you will have to establish an account at FamilySearch. It is easy. You provide a user name and password and then register. Here is the website: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/registration/
VGS Fall Virtual Conference is October 15 and 16, 2021.
Here is a link to the VGS page with information about the program and cost for this conference. Lots of great speakers and topics.
Here are two fall conferences you might want to check out.
The Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. Registration is required. You can see the schedule at their website vgs.org.
The Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) Virtual Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 2. Registration is required. The schedule is at their website http://griva.org.
You need to register for this webinar. Click on this link to register.
Once you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to the presentation. Tomorrow just click on that link from Zoom to attend the presentation.
The presentation tomorrow is by Thomas MacEntee on “Successful Collateral and Cluster Research”.
One thing the pandemic has done for us is to give us the opportunity to attend meetings of remote genealogy organizations on Zoom.com. ConferenceKeeper.org offers information on a variety of genealogy meetings and conferences and how to sign up for them. Many of these conferences are offered for free!
Beginning May 4, 2021 the National Archives will begin a series of YouTube presentations about family history research tools on federal records for all skill levels. The sessions are free and no registration is required. They will be presented on YouTube. Here is a link to the information https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
If you missed RootsTech Connect 2021 — which was FREE and electronic this year — here is an list of the DNA sessions organized by Roberta Estes.
RootsTech Connect 2021: Comprehensive DNA Session List
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference was scheduled to be held in Richmond19 to 22 May. As so many events have done, this Conference will now be virtual. Early Bird registration ends Monday, 15 March. For the full program and pricing go to https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
RootsTech Connect is set to begin in two weeks and it is free! It is a virtual event this year. 190,000 people have already registered for RootsTech Connect.
There will be inspirational keynote speakers, hundreds of on-demand classes and a virtual expo hall where you can purchase numerous genealogy related items.
You must register at rootstech.org and you should have a FamilySearch account. Just go to FamilySearch and click on “create an account”. The virtual event is free and so is the account at FamilySearch.
This is a great opportunity to listen and learn from a comfortable seat at home!