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June 12, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Publication News

The Summer 2019 issue of Central Virginia Heritage contains a lengthy essay by Karen Lucas Williams, detailing her search for her Diuguid ancestors in Buckingham County.  The Introduction to “Margaret’s Letter,” begins:

One of my earliest genealogy research projects was to document the life of my ancestor, William Diuguid, born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1717, and my descent from him through his son, George Diuguid, an American Revolutionary War patriot. The Duguid family settled in Old Albemarle County, later Buckingham County, Virginia, before the Revolutionary War, and eventually changed the spelling of their surname to Diuguid.

As most of us have discovered, searching for ancestors in Buckingham County requires patience and lots of creative thinking.

Many thanks to Karen for sharing her process and her discoveries.

Copies are available at Amazon: Central Virginia Heritage, Summer 2019

Follow this link for more about the Central Virginia Genealogical Association.


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  1. Mary Stout / Jun 12 2019 7:52 am

    I found the Margaret of late 1700s.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Joanne Yeck / Jun 12 2019 7:59 am


      Karen writes that the 1790 letter was written by “Margaret Donald from Aberdeen, Scotland to her cousin Patrick Henry in Virginia. A transcript of this letter appears later in this article and holds intriguing clues to the Diuguid, Donald, and Henry family relationships. It seemed that the information from Margaretʼs Letter was likely the key to linking all these relationships together and perhaps would provide clues for documentation yet to be found.”


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