Meetings of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association are usually held on the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). Visitors to CVGA meetings are always welcome. The address of the LDS Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.
NOTE: from the October meeting on, our meetings will take place from 10am-12noon.
January 12, 2019: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE JANUARY MEETING DID NOT TAKE PLACE.
February 9, 2019: Bring your genealogy questions to our February meeting and we will put our heads together to help find possible avenues of research. We will save some time to hear about your recent discoveries and successes in your genealogy. Come and be inspired to launch your genealogy research in 2019!
March 9, 2019: After viewing a genealogy video, “Finding the Females in Your Family Tree”, with Amy Johnson Crow, we will have a discussion on the topic.
April 13, 2019: There will be no April meeting. We’re going to the Virginia Genealogy Society’s Spring Conference at Four Points by Sheraton-Richmond Airport. See https://vgs.org/ for registration and information.
May 11, 2019: UPDATE: We are going to Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville. See the home page for details. This month we are going on a scavenger hunt! We will be visiting a Charlottesville cemetery (yet to be determined) where we will scour the aisles looking for the answers to a set of clues we will provide for you. We will meet at 10:00 am and start on our hunt. Please come back to this site for location.
June 8, 2019: This month’s topic is caring for tombstones and grave markers. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, June’s meeting did not take place.)
July 13, 2019: We will revisit the topic of caring for grave markers at our July meeting.
August 10, 2019: Field Trip to Oakwood Museum, home of the Nelson County Historical Society, Arrington, Virginia.
September 14, 2019: We will watch a video of genealogical interest.
October 12, 2019: Mark Stephen Chapman, Registrar of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will present a program at our October 12 meeting. NOTE: from this point on, our meetings will take place from 10am-12noon.
November 9, 2019: Pat Lukas will talk about using Evernote, a note-taking app, as a useful genealogical tool.
December 14, 2019: We will have our annual “Ancestor Show and Tell”.