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.
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 is now name searchable on Ancestry.
Newspapers.com is offering free access today through 9 May 2022. Use this link:
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 is a link to the FamilySearch blog that gives you information about the project of digitizing 2.4 million rolls of microfilm.https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-microfilm-collection-digitized/
Check it out!
“The Library of Va. has started scanning the chancery cases that Shelby Marshall sent to the Library back in the 1970s. Supposedly they have the cases before 1912. In conserving the cases still at the Courthouse I found a few that were missed and they have picked them up now. So maybe late this year or next we will be able to look at them on line. They told me Albemarle has at least 50 bankers boxes of cases.”
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Edwina St. Rose has informed us that there is now a website for the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville: https://daughtersofzioncemetery.org/ The website also has an index of the name of people known to be buried at this cemetery, with information about them, clips of obituaries, etc. The recovery of information about the people buried here is an on-going project, so remember to recheck it at various times to see if anything new has surfaced about individuals you’re interested in.
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!