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A History of Shenandoah County Virginia – on sale for 50% off thru Thursday, May 15

A while back, Family Roots Publishing acquired a quantity of the beautiful book, A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. The book 894 page hard-cover is technically out-of-print, and FRPC has just a few left. FRPC is again offering this volume as an Exceptional Bargain at just $37.50 (plus $5.50 p&h). That’s 50% off of the […]

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National Park Service Adds Arlington National Cemetery to National Register of Historic Places

The following announcement is from the National Park Service: Washington: April 15, 2014 – The National Park Service today announced that Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy […]

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Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox Opens Veteran’s Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Katrina Koerting, published in the March 7, 2014 edition of newsadvance.com. Many people can recite facts about battles or describe the cultural environment during the Civil War, but not as much is shared about the men after the war. These are the stories told in the […]

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Prince George (VA) Regional Heritage Center Transforming Old Clerk’s Office Into Genealogical Research Facility

The following excerpt is from an article by Vanessa Remmers posted in the MArch 3, 2014 edition of progress-index.com. PRINCE GEORGE – Virginia – A building that held Prince George County records in the late 1800s will soon become the site of a new exhibit center celebrating the county’s cultural heritage. The Prince George Regional […]

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Jamestown People To 1800: Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, And Native Leaders

2013′s newborns become teenagers in 2026. That same year the United States will celebrate its Sestercentennial birthday. To a child twelve more years may seem a lifetime, to us adults, such years come with increasing speed. Yet, even with our nation’s 250th year in sight, the first, permanent English settlement established on this continent is […]

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100 Years of Virginia’s Central State Hospital Records to be Posted Online

The following excerpt is from University of Texas at Austin: Newswise — AUSTIN, Texas – A century’s worth of historical records from Central State Hospital in Virginia – the world’s first black mental hospital – will soon be available online in a digital archive created by King Davis, director of the Institute for Urban Policy […]

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Museum of the Confederacy & the American Civil War Center to Construct $30 Million Museum in Richmond

Wow! This is big news! The following teaser is from an AP article posted at the siouxcityjournal.com: December 01, 2013 -Steve Szjotak – AP RICHMOND, Virginia | One museum has among its vast Confederate-centric collection Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s sword and the flag that flew at Robert E. Lee’s headquarters. The other museum strives to tell […]

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A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia – on sale for 50% Off Thru Friday

Family Roots Publishing just acquired a quantity of the beautiful book, A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. The book 894 page hard-cover is technically out-of-print, but the truth is that FRPC has the last of them. FRPC is offering this volume as this week’s Exceptional Bargain at just $37.50 (plus $5.50 p&h). That’s 50% off […]

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Google is Mapping Arlington National Cemetery

Google is about to post a walk-through of Arlington National Cemetery. Although some headstones photographed with the walk-through might not be as clear and readable as others, it is said that many will for more legible than those currently posted at the Cemetery website (not bad in itself!), as the photography is being done in […]

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New Book! Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records (Maryland and Virginia)

Every parent has the fear that their child might disappear. And I can tell you that grandparents also have the same fear. As a grandparent of 3 small children, when they are under my care, I watch them like the proverbial hawk. Believe it or not, based on an English law passed in 1659, minor […]

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Jamestown People To 1800, Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, And Native Leaders

The year in which this year’s newborns become teenagers, this country will celebrate its Sestercentennial birthday. To a child that may seem a lifetime, to us adults, such years come with increasing speed. Yet, even with our nation’s 250th year in sight, the first, permanent English settlement established on this continent is already over 400 […]

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Richmond National Battlefield Park Acquires an additional 251 Battlefield Acres

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 13, 2013 edition of StarTribune.com: RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond National Battlefield Park has acquired a large portion of a Henrico County battlefield where one of the largest Civil War battles in the state was fought. The park says the 251-acre acquisition at Glendale Civil […]

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A Brief History of Roads in Virginia 1607-1840

“County court records relating to roads and transportation are collectively know as “road orders.” The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s published volumes of road orders and related materials contain not only information on early roads, but also the names of inhabitants who lived and worked along the roadways, plantations, farms, landmarks, landforms, and bodies of water. […]

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Loudoun County, Virginia, Residents Invited to Have Photos & Manuscripts Digitized

The following teaser is from the 25 March 2013 edition of The Washington Post: Loudoun County [Virginia] residents are invited to take family photographs and manuscripts from the Civil War era, such as letters and diaries, to the Thomas Balch Library to be scanned for inclusion in an online statewide Civil War archive. … The […]

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Cavaliers and Pioneers: Virginia Genealogy

Since its first printing in 1934, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, has proven to be one of the most important genealogical references for colonial Virginia. The book is effectively a directory of Virginia’s earliest settlers. The book is a history into colonial origins, and offers genealogical references possibly not […]

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