Friday, November 12, 2010

Following My Blog

Thank you to the folks who would like to follow my blog but have had trouble finding the "follow" button on the dashboard. I think I have fixed it, don't know how. Please, try again to connect with my blog. I would love to have many followers as I really love following other blogs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The Library of Virginia and Farmville-Prince Edward County, VA event went really well. We had an excellent turn out being booked both days. If you would like to see pictures of the event keep a look out on the Farmville-Prince Edward website, just google. I appreciate having had the opportunity to participate in this Sesquicentennial event and look forward to working with them again. If you recall this project was to travel the counties and towns of Virginia and scan private collections or perhaps just a few items that people own. The items can not have been published before and cover the time period 1859-1867, or there abouts.I urge again all Virginians to search their boxes, closets, and safe places and participate in this project. It is an awesome way to preserve your history.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Library of VA

Today I am helping the Library of VA and Farmville/Prince Edward County with their project for the Sesquicentennial (150th) Commemoration. Localities across the state of Virginia will partner with the Library of VA to scan and digitize private collections and personal items related to the War Between the States (Civil War). I strongly urge individuals or groups who own private collections and artifacts to see that they are scanned for the future. By scanning your items you are ensuring that they will always be available through imaging by visiting the Library of VA or their site. I will post pictures of the event soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

United Daughters of the Confederacy

I am a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Farmville Chapter #45, and have been for several years. I am currently in my second year as President of the Chapter. The last two years have been awesome and I have learned so much. This year's Virginia Division's convention was held in Lynchburg, VA. Our chapter was one of several chapters that were hosts to the convention. The district chairman is Mrs. Carolyn Austin who did an outstanding job of coordinating all the hosting chapters and making the convention so successful. The insignia at the right is the official insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and can only be worn with proof of linage. There are many beautiful pins one can collect over the years, none being more important than your ancestor pin (third pin on the right) which has the name of the ancestor that fought in the War Between the States. To become a member one has only to have had an ancestor who fought for the war and did not take the oath before April 1865. There are provisions in the way of Associate Membership for those who do not have an ancestor who fought or aided the South, but who are interested in supporting the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a local chapter. If you are interested in learning more about the United Daughters of the Confederacy and do not know where to begin, please feel free to e-mail me with your questions. If you are not close enough to join our Farmville Chapter, I can get you in touch with a Chapter in your area.