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December 14, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Book News: Buckingham County Newspaper Records, 1736-1850

the freshest Advices by Randy F. McNew Crouse. Foreword by Joanne L. Yeck.


I am delighted to announce a wonderful new reference book for anyone interested in the deep history of Buckingham County . . . Randy Crouse’s the freshest Advices, Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogical Records from Newspapers, 1736-1850.

In this 798 page volume, Randy F. McNew Crouse has collected decades worth of newspaper articles relating to Buckingham County. Consulting 140 periodicals and more than 75,000 issues, Randy transcribed 2,000 articles and has reproduced images of many of the originals. A thorough index not only includes familiar Buckingham surnames but also popular topics such as taverns, plantations, mills, towns, and crime . . . just to name a few.

Advertisements for slave sales and runaways potentially aid those researching African Americans. Marriage and death notices, obituaries, and chancery case announcements are filled with genealogical nuggets.

These collected “freshest advices” are a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of Buckingham County before 1850.  Follow the links below and learn more!

Visit to purchase the book and discover Randy’s other publications:

Randy McNew Crouse’s Books on Virginia

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the freshest Advices, Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogical Records from Newspapers, 1736-1850



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  1. Joanne Yeck / Dec 14 2019 10:11 am

    Thank you, Randy.

    Many readers of Slate River Ramblings follow the blog on Facebook. I’ll post your offer there.


  2. Randy C / Dec 14 2019 9:42 am

    Thanks Joanne, for the announcement and for writing the foreword. I am very grateful and proud that your name is on the cover!
    In celebration of the completion of the book and to show my appreciation to Joanne and her Slate River Ramblings readers, I am lowering the price to %50 off the list price. This offer is good only till this Sunday, 15 December 2019 and only Slate River Ramblings readers are being notified. To help ensure you get it in time for Xmas, you will also get 30% off express shipping, if you enter code EXPRESS at checkout.

    This book is a time machine and will take you on a “Journey to Old Buckingham” where you’ll make new discoveries as I have!
    …. as H. G. Wells said,
    “We all have our time machines, don’t we?
    Those that take us back are memories…
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”

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