New Records on FindMyPast

FindMyPast, a subscription database, has announced new records that are now available:

Irish Army Census 1922

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorials (This is England not the US)  There are also images available.

They have added over 250,000 pages to the Newspaper Collection.




Legacy Family Tree Webinars is sponsoring free webinars on each Friday in September.  You can go to their website and register for these free webinars on Friday.  In order to obtain the syllabus or listen to a recording you do need to be a member and they are running a special membership rate during September.

Here is the URL:

Hybrid Meeting July 8, 2023

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.


Meeting June 10, 2023 Genealogy 101

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.

Meeting Saturday, May 13, 2023

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.

Meeting Saturday, April 15, 2023

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.



Meeting Date Change

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.

Zoom Meeting March 11, 2023

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.