Upcoming Events

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/




Virtual Meeting July 9, 2022

We will meet virtually on July 9, 2022 AT 10 am.  We will listen to a YouTube video by Lisa Louise Cooke on “How to Use PERSI Like a Pro”.

The Periodical Source Index, or PERSI, is the largest subject index to genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world. PERSI indexes articles in periodical titles (including defunct titles) published by thousands of local, state, national and international societies and organizations. It is arranged by surname or location and also by basic subject headings.




Central Virginia Heritage, Summer 2022, Now Available

Finding the Freedmen: Records From Louisa County, 1865-1870,
by Elaine L. Taylor

The identity of enslaved people, the names of their parents and siblings, where they came from, the work, and the wounds that filled their lives are extremely challenging to uncover. This book brings together public records and a few family papers containing information about the Freedmen of Louisa County, Virginia, in the years immediately after the Civil War. Many of those sources are now online but sometimes identifying, let alone accessing those online sources, creates another brick wall for many researchers. My experience in assisting people with research in the Louisa County museum convinced me that the most useful format for these records would be to make them available in a single source in print format. The following records are combined and presented in two forms, alphabetically by the Freedmen’s names and alphabetically by the names of employers….

To see the rest of this article, CVGA members should go to “Members Only” on the menu bar above, and choose “Central Virginia Heritage — Current Issue.” (Note: You have to be logged in to this website in order to see “Members Only.”)

If you have trouble logging in to the site to download your copy, please contact me at the webmaster link at the bottom of this page.

For those who are not members of CVGA, we offer the opportunity to purchase a printed copy of each issue. The Summer 2022 issue is available from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3MXKT29 for $6.50. Click on the Amazon.com link above or search for “Central Virginia Heritage” on Amazon.com.

Contents of the Summer 2022 issue:

  • Two New Central Virginia Tools for Genealogists, by Elaine L. Taylor
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), November 1895, transcribed by Diane Inman
  • Marriages in the Virginia Advocate (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • Death Announcements in the Virginia Advocate (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • The Best Way to Safely Label Photos, by Maureen A. Taylor
  • Orange County (Va.) Sheriffs, 1734-Present
  • Louisa County (Va.) Sheriffs 1742-Present
  • More About the Bell Family of Buckingham County, by Jean L. Cooper

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew at gmail dot com — The Editor.



Need lists of sheriffs of Virginia counties

Hi, all — Over the past few years I have been running lists of the people who have served as sheriffs of counties in Central Virginia in the Central Virginia Heritage. In order to complete this collection of information, I need lists of sheriffs from the following counties:

  • Amherst
  • Buckingham
  • Campbell
  • Culpeper
  • Madison
  • Page
  • Rockingham

If anyone has done research in these areas, or has seen research that has been done, please contact me. I would love to be able to give credit to the compilers of such lists. Thank you for your help,

Jean (eleanordew at gmail dot com), Editor, Central Virginia Heritage


Writing a Quality Research Report by Whitney Tolman

Writing a Quality Research Report by Whitney Tolman
A free virtual presentation by the Utah Genealogical Association July 5, 2022
6 p.m. MDT (4 p.m. EDT)

Being a good professional genealogist is more than just being able to do quality research. You have to know how to present it well in a research report to show your clients and others the reasoning behind the conclusions you made. Learning to write well increases the chances of getting a good job in the genealogical field and it also helps as you prepare for credentialing. This class will go over different methods for helping your research reports shine in order to showcase the quality of your research.

Register at: https://ugagenealogy.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sUL5H8m0QwuCVT2xP4jQJg

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Meeting June 11, 2022

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.