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January 16, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Book News: Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures in Virginia

The Winter 2018 issue of Central Virginia Heritage, published by the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, is now available and includes my article “Buckingham County Gold: The Allen Family Papers.”  In it, I reveal my complex relationship to this family and offer suggestions about how to utilize the collection and others like it.

As a result of Buckingham County’s courthouse fire in 1869, genealogists and historians lack a solid vein of vital records containing this Virginia county’s rich past and are forced to dig hither and yon for nuggets of information. Today, many helpful records are preserved in private collections, including the impressive “Allen Family Papers” safeguarded in the Virginia Historical Society’s archive, housed at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond.

Available at Amazon: Central Virginia Heritage (Winter 2018)

 

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