The National Archives has released more information about the 1950 census. https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/1950-census-access
Our virtual meeting will begin at 10 am on Saturday, December 11.
Topic: CVGA Meeting December 11 2021
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 857 6020 0820
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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.
Will of Mahala, a Free Woman of Color, Hanover County, Virginia, 1831
“In the name of God amen. I, Mahala, a free woman of color of the County of Hanover and parish of Saint Paul being in sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills….”
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Contents of the Winter 2021 issue:
- Successful Cluster and Collateral Searching, by Thomas MacEntee
- Lost No More: Buckingham Burials, a book review by Joanne L. Yeck
- Company B—The Boyd Rifles from Goochland County, and Company C—The Travis Rifles from Buckingham County, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862
- Beazley Estate, Spotsylvania County VA, 1856
- The Estate of Japheth Towler, Charlotte County, VA
- The Will of Joseph Towler, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1818
- The Will of Mahala, a Free Woman of Color, Hanover County, Virginia, 1831
- A Brief Biography of William Campbell Scott, of Powhatan County, Virginia, by Jean L. Cooper
- New FamilySearch Interface, by Barbara Branham
- List of Hanover County (VA) Sheriffs (1753 to Present)
- A History of Tarry Farm, White Hall, VA, by Katherine Spaar
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.
Hi, all — If you haven’t discovered the genealogical journal, Annals of Genealogical Research, try this new article. It is a journal that is published online, and it is free! You can also read through the Archives to view all the previous issues published.
The article investigates who were the parents of Michael Minnich, who died in 1847 in Adams County, Pennsylvania. It gathers evidence from original sources, and tracks his movements. It considers and then eliminates two candidates for his father, overviews the larger family structure of some Pennsylvania Minnichs, and then reaches the plausible conclusion that his parents were Jacob and Christina Minnich.
Full text of article: PDF (709 KB)
Cite as: Stephen B. Hatton, “The Parents of Michael Minnich (Died 1847), Adams County, Pennsylvania,” Annals of Genealogical Research Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021) at http://www.genlit.org/agr/viewarticle.php?id=72
Here is some more information about the 1950 census and how the enumerators were instructed to use a map.
Did you have an ancestor participate in the 1950 census? Here are a few names who attended instructor classes.
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.
Differences between 1940 and 1950 census:
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!