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October 3, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

 Book News: Central Virginia Heritage (Fall 2018)

I’m delighted to announce that the Fall 2018 issue of Central Virginia Heritage includes my article “Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: Tracing My Harris Ancestor from One Burned County to Another.”

The life of John M. Harris spread across three counties: Albemarle, Buckingham, and Appomattox.  His involvement in Buckingham County government; his military and militia service; and the determination of one of his descendants to document this Harris family—all provided clues to his long and industrious life.

Whether you are chasing genealogy or history or both, burned county courthouses can be an impediment and a great frustration. Don’t despair. Beyond county records, there are plenty of resources to investigate!

Also in the Fall 2018 issue: Fall Conference of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, to be held 5-6 Oct., 2018, in Charlottesville, VA; the Genealogical Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Preservation Grants for Presbyterian Churches; Obituary: Charles R. Moore; Census Instructions; Are You Missing Most of the Available Genealogy Information?; Benjamin Bartley, Free Negro Registration, 1808; Three Allen Wills from Buckingham County; The Southall Family of Virginia; Crowd-Sourcing on; Fredericksburg National Cemetery; and Rockingham County Cemetery Indexes.

Copies are available at Amazon.



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  1. Teta Johnson / Oct 3 2018 4:19 pm

    Just introduced to your page. My ancestors are from Buckingham County: Crews Family.

    • Joanne Yeck / Oct 4 2018 6:18 am

      Teta, Thanks for joining us at Slate River Ramblings. Search the archives for surnames and places in Buckingham County. There are no posts about the Crews family, though, you may find some of your collateral lines. Have fun! Joanne

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