Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, July 14, 2014

Found some new research books

Last weekend my husband and I went antiquing in downtown Fredericksburg, Va.  Sometimes the antique stores carry old books that can be valuable for researchers.  This weekend I found Marriage Records of the City of Fredericksburg, and of Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, Virginia 1722-1850. Compiled and Edited by Therese A. Fisher, for only $8.00, Marriages of Louisa County, Virginia 1766-1815 compiled by Kathleen Booth Williams for only10.00.  This was two great finds.  Now maybe nobody in my family happened to live or marry in those counties, but if I am helping someone else, I might be able to use these.

I also found the book Martin's Hundred by Ivor Noel Hume.  This book is about an early settlement by the Virginia Company which in later years became part of Carter's Grove.  I hope to find references about early settlers in my attempt to connect family members to Jamestown.

I find that reading  histories about the areas where your families may have lived helps a genealogist understand why they left or why they may have died.    It can explain relationships between families and how they traveled together.  Where they worshiped could play a large factor in migration or relatonships.
So here's to reading and how it can be the center of your research.