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.
Our June 10 meeting will be held at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library – Northside Branch located at 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville. The meeting time will be from 10:30 to 1:30. Registration is required so that the library knows how many people will attend.
The subject is Genealogy 101. The presentation will be made by members from Jack Jouett DAR Chapter and Central Virginia Genealogical Association. Our four genealogists will show you the basics of researching your family members, using birth, death and marriage certificates. You will see how to use genealogical online websites like Ancestry and FamilySearch. Members of both organizations will talk about how to join the DAR, SAR, and CVGA. They will also help you prepare for a genealogy research trip. There will be time for questions.
To register, go to JMRL Northside, click on Calendar, then June 10. There will be a drop down box, choose Genealogy 101 Sign Up. Fill out the form and click OK.
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.
Our meeting date for April has changed from April 8 to April 15, 2023. This will be a hybrid meeting. Jean Cooper will be our in person speaker at the Church and we will also broadcast her presentation by Zoom. More information about the presentation in a few days.
We will view a video presentation Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ World with Google by Lisa Louise Cooke. She presents various ways to use Google to research our ancestors.
There will not be an in person meeting tomorrow at the church since we do not have an in person speaker. Also due to a church function, the Family History Center will be closing early on March 11.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.