Our initial offering of Virginia material:
Annals of Augusta County, Virginia
From 1726 to 1871
By Jos. A. Waddell -- Second Edition (1902)
Prefaces, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index
We offer a free download (35 pages, in PDF form) of the prefaces, the table of contents, the introduction, and the index of this book of 545 pages. We also offer the book itself, in sections (see below). Using the index in this free download, as well as the table of contents, you will be able to select the section (or sections) you wish to purchase. We also recommend the historical background material of the Scotch-Irish in the Introduction (included in this free download) to all interested in this county (which once included the entire western section of Virginia, as well as what became West Virginia and Kentucky).
Please click the "free download" button to download this material:
Chapters 1 - 8 (pages 17 - 234)
From the First Settlement of Augusta County until the Eve of the Revolution. We recommend that readers of this section also read the introductory material contained in the free download above. 218+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.50.
Chapters 9 - 18 (pages 235 - 440)
From the Eve of the Revolutionary War until the Eve of the War of Secession. We recommend that readers of this section also read the introductory material contained in the free download above, and, depending on their interests, also read part I (above). 206+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.50.
Chapters 19 - Appendices (pages 441 - 537)
From the Eve of the War of Secession until approximately 1871 when the volume was originally published. We recommend that readers of this section also read the introductory material contained in the free download above, and, depending on their interests, also read parts I and II (above). 97+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.
We have a download available in our Connecticut collection that is less than flattering with regard to the ethics of Virginia land developers in the years following the American Revolution. Please see our Connecticut page for more information about this article.
We are always looking for more Virginia material for this section!
For a non-Virginian, one of the biggest stumbling blocks in genealogical research concerns the subdivision of counties. From a handful of very large counties (Augusta County epitomizes this) to dozens of far smaller counties, telling where an ancestor might have lived at any point in time can be challenging at best. We located an animated map of foundation of the counties of Virginia that we're pleased to pass along to you. Here's the link: http://www.vagenealogy101.com/maps/ Please note it is NOT a page under control of Between the Lakes Group (although we wouldn't mind being able to claim it as our own). It's incredibly useful!
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