In our virtual meeting today, the following events were mentioned. All of these events are virtual. You do need to register and there may be a fee.
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree is from August 19 to August 29, 2022. Registration for this event closes August 18 which is next week. https://www.scgsgenealogy.com/
Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference, October 21 & 22, 2022. Registration is open: https://www.vgs.org/
Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair, October 22, 2022. Check the website: https://www.fxgs.org/
Our meeting on June 11, 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. The Zoom link will be sent out on Friday evening.
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.
The 1950 census will be released at 12:01 am on April 1, 2022. It will not be indexed. You can search the census if you know your enumeration district. Ancestry has a 1950 census district finder on their opening page. You will need to input an address to find the enumeration district. Once you have done this, you can also choose to be notified by email when Ancestry completes an index for a state that you are interested in.
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the in person/zoom session for Saturday, March 12, 2022 has been cancelled. We are sorry to do this but the forecasters seem to think that the worse weather will be in the morning hours. As one forecaster said, the old groundhog did predict six more weeks of bad weather. Hopefully spring is around the corner!
Check out the National Archives site for information about the 1950 census – due to be released April 1, 2022 – only 20 days away!
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/
Happy New Year!
Due to continuing power and internet outages caused by the snowstorm earlier this week, there will NOT be a virtual or in-person meeting for the Central Virginia Genealogical Association on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
Our last meeting of 2021 will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10 am. It will be a virtual meeting.
Shelley Murphy will present a program – Black Patriots in the Revolutionary War. This program will introduce you to several Black Patriots and will provide tips for researching the Revolutionary War period.
The Zoom link will be emailed on Friday.
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.