Central Virginia Heritage v.38 no.4 (Winter 2022) Now Available

From the officers of CVGA:

Dear CVGA Members,

It is the time of year that our members need to think about serving on the board of Central Virginia Genealogical Association. We will be scheduling a virtual election in November, and new officers will begin to serve in January 2023. Volunteers for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are needed.

Partly due to the pandemic, we have not really pushed for an election over the past two or three years. Our officers have graciously stayed on and continued to serve. But several officers have now been serving on the Board for more than five years.

It has been difficult over the past two years trying to determine whether to meet in person or virtually. Attendance at meetings has not been great. Out of a membership of 51, the virtual meetings usually have 3 to 5 members in attendance. Our in-person meeting in June with a “live” speaker was only attended by 7 members.

If attendance and participation by our members does not increase, or if we do not have a slate of officers to vote on, a hard look will have to be taken at how to go forward or IF we go forward. It is difficult to plan programs and not have anyone show up to participate. I can say that the members who attend always enjoy the discussions about genealogy. We come away with new ideas for researching our family histories.

Please consider volunteering for a position on the Board. You can contact Linda Gore, current Vice President, at lggore46@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

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Contents of the Winter 2022 issue:

  • Runaway Ads in 19th-Century Newspapers
  • Black History Month
  • Chronicling America Reaches 50 States
  • Researching Backward … 10 Steps for “Reverse Genealogy”
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): July 1896
  • Marriage Announcements in the Central Gazette (Charlottesville, Va.) 1820-1827
  • Death Announcements in the Central Gazette (Charlottesville, Va.) 1820-1827
  • Fact or Science Fiction? Putting DNA Rumors to the Test
  • Soundex Codes
  • 2023 ASG Grants for Continuing Genealogical Research Projects
  • Two Wills of John Burnley of Hanover County, Va.
  • Boswell’s Tavern, Louisa County, Va.

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.