Hi–we are all packed, the dinner is over, and I am writing this Genealogy News Sheet to let you know you can travel along with us each and every day. And often, Kathryn and I will post new information and new sources and new contacts as we travel. Just click on this website URL Scroll down below the calendar and Kathryn’s GPS and Ham Radio skills will take you along with us.

Away we go cross country stopping at libraries and courthouses and historical sites galore. We’ll even include some pictures for your entertainment. Watch for our “Butane Blue” Dodge Grand Caravan with GNEALGY on the license plate.

New Virginia Resources you will love:

Virginia Taverns, Ordinaries and Coffee Houses: 18th – Early Century Entertainment Along the Buckingham Road. 2005. Agnes Evans Gish. Available from Willow Bend Books, 65 E Main St, Westminster MD 21157-5026. More than 700 pages packed with good genealogy facts about the taverns and those who owned and operated them. And since they are located along the Buckingham Road, where there has been substantial record loss, the details given for each building and each family are manna for your pedigree charts. Ms Gish personally visited each surviving building, interviewed local residents, scoured through the original deeds and wills and tax lists in each courthouse and the Virginia Library. This is a carefully documented book and you will marvel, just as I did, at the wealth of information supplied.

Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary. 2007. Martha W. McCartney. Available from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore MD 21211. There are early Virginia ancestors in this volume that I have never heard of, read about, or researched! Hundreds of them. Their names and descriptions will amaze you, if you have been seeking ancestry in this early time frame without previous success. I recommend that you read the Introduction where Ms McCartney presents her work strategy and some of the special features of her book. At any rate, read the entries.

That’s all I have time for now. Travel with us every day so you don’t miss anything exciting! Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle. And if you have questions, submit a comment or send us an email <>

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