Meeting Change Notice

After a discussion at a recent Board meeting, the decision was made to hold meetings on a quarterly, rather than monthly, basis for the year 2021. Please review the meeting dates under the 2021 Meeting Schedule.  All of the meetings will be virtual. This decision will be reviewed in the latter part of 2021.  Hopefully in 2022 we will be able to begin meeting again face to face.

Meeting Information for Saturday, January 9

In lieu of our regular meeting, the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society is offering a virtual presentation by Tony Burroughs called “The Nature of Genealogy”.  This presentation will cover understanding history, research, repositories, records, theory development, results analysis and publishing findings. It is woven around a case study discovering a new ancestor by an experienced genealogist.

Tony Burroughs has been on the genealogy scene for over thirty-five years. You may have seen him on Oprah’s Roots on PBS with Henry Louis Gates or with Smokey Robinson on Who Do You Think You Are?

The virtual meeting starts at 10 am (our time) and the presentation is at 11 am (our time). You do need to register and you will receive a link once you register.

For more information on this presentation and to register, go to

https://nwsgenealogy.org/tony-burroughs-the-nature-of-genealogy/

Meeting Saturday, December 12, 2020

“Not all those who wander are lost”. [1] 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[2] 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.

[1] “All That Glitters is Not Gold”, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

[2] Amy Johnson Crow

CVGA Meeting November 14

CVGA will not have a regular scheduled meeting on November 14.  Here are two Zoom meetings which are open to the public that you might like to attend.  I will also send this information out by email to each member.

On Friday evening (November 13) at 7 pm, Dr. Shelley Murphy (aka “familytreegirl” and a CVGA member) and Tricia Johnson (Director Fluvanna Historical Society) will search the Freedmen’s Bureau Records for Fluvanna County and connect the stories found in those records to information in the Fluvanna Historical Society Archives. Use this link to the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87357770418

On Saturday morning (November 14) at 11 am, the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) is presenting a program entitled “Breaking the 1870 Brick Wall.”  Staff members of the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center will share methods of researching African American family history beyond 1870.  Use this link to the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82539115823?pwd=Q01HdFpsOWQ2b21UN29kaWFmd1lEQT09

CVGA Meeting March 14th Cancelled

Please be aware that the monthly meeting of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association will not be held this coming Saturday, March 14, 2020.

While there have not been any reported cases of the coronavirus in Charlottesville, we decided to be cautious and not hold a meeting. We will post information about the April meeting in a few weeks.