Tomorrow, February 10, 2024, Central Virginia Genealogical Association will meet by Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. We will view a YouTube video called “The Truth About FindAGrave” by Amy Johnson Crow.
Our meeting on Saturday, October 14, 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.
Jean Cooper will do a presentation about using newspapers in our research.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
CVGA will have a virtual meeting this Saturday, February 12, at 10 am. I will send out an email on Friday evening with the Zoom information. Our topic will be the 1950 census which will be released on April 1, 2022.
The National Archives has released information about the 1950 census. Check it out at this website https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/1950-census-access