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Newsletter Subtitle CR CR 1-3: A NEW START IN VIRGINIA
Month, Day, Year  JANUARY 8, 2010


AS OF JANUARY 1, 2010.
Introduction:   [If you are a long time customer, you know a little bit about how we got started in business in 1975, and how and why we do the crazy crate sales, so you can skip this section and go straight to the section titled CRAZY CRATE 1].
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[NOTE:]  The day this was first sent out the following note of explanation was included to explain the beginning of a brand-new numbering system for the CRAZY CRATES. So I have closed the old series of numbering from 1 through 200, and am beginning a new one which will make my job simpler, I hope! [UPDATE NOTE:  It already has!] 
There will be YOGS crates written by Pat Gooldy, that's me!  There will be JP crates written by John Palmer and there will be CG crates, written by Pat, [me again.], but on behalf of a supplier who is liquidating the genealogy collection his wife, who was the genealogist, had collected.  There are also the FF crates, which represent another customer who wished for us to sell a collection of his books.  There are still many crates to do in this collection.  All the books that are left in the first CG collection are now on our website which is www.yogs.com  Check them out in the Crazy Crate section!
I have, also, come to appreciate how much geography has to do with where our ancestors wound up and why they moved from where they did live to a new place where they wanted to live.  Most importantly, I have learned that sometimes the jurisdiction moved under these ancestors, so that it appeared they were living in a different place, but they were not.  Without their having to do a single thing, pack a single box or basket, hitch up the horses, or walk a single inch, they had a new address in a new county!  What a way to move from one county to another!! Nice for them, but confusing for genealogists!
The importance of knowing the correct jurisdiction at the correct time period became apparent when my ancestors did not move, but their deeds of purchase were in the files of one county, they paid taxes on it there, and then in somewhere else, too.  And their deeds of sale for the same property years later were found in the files of a still different county.  Yet, they had never moved!
Tracing the genealogy of my Kentucky ancestors was further proof as their residence changed counties, but they did not move, and census records did not always make sense to me, until I traced the jurisdiction of their land at the various years.  It appeared my ancestors had moved, but in reality, it was the county boundaries that had done the moving! 
Then back into Virginia it became even more apparent that the genealogy of the county was really going to help me locate, find and copy marriage records.  You cannot find the marriage record if you are looking into the records of the wrong county!  Virginia has a few too many counties (100) to look at all of them, but John Vogt's Virginia county atlas fixed that problem, because he has maps showing the gradual changes in the outline of Virginia's counties. I would not be without his flow chart on Virginia county formation.  Having said that, these two items are a natural for items 2 and 3 on this list, are they not? 
But, first, we will do Book Number 1.  There is only one way to begin your Virginia Research!  Here is the first book in this set of CRAZY CRATES and the best Virginia book value on our shelves!!
If you are going to do Virginia research, and I am going to assume that search will be prior to 1850, there is one book you will definitely need:  Dr. George K. Schweitzer's wonderful recent new edition of his Virginia Research book, so we will start with that one and work our way down through some other have-to-have or would-be-nice-to-have Virginia books.
VA - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 1:  VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  ©2005 Newest Edition.  This is a 222-page book containing 1,273 sources for tracing your Virginia ancestor along with detailed instructions for their use.
There are four chapters of essential information in this book.  Chapter One gives you a brief background look at the geography and history that form the background of genealogical knowledge.  Chapter Two gives you some handy knowledge of the thirty-five, [count them!] there really are 35 different types, of helpful records that are available in Virginia to help you with your research, where they are found, and how they can help you locate that elusive ancestor. 
Chapter Three brings you up-to-date on all the many locations in which your search may be conducted from your home or in person and on site. 
Chapter Four gives you the research procedures that must be followed if you are going to be successful.  My favorite section is a part of this last chapter.  The author gives you a record rundown of each county, listing the county seat, town, zip code and much more!  He gives you the date the county was formed and the parent county or counties from which it was formed.  Then he explains which of the records you can find in that county giving you beginning and ending dates whenever possible.
He makes you aware of how the State Library of Virginia in Richmond can help you with microfilm copies or print-outs of the original records from that county.  I will say, having visited there for a week about three years ago, that the new Virginia State Library is more fun to visit and explore than even to read about.  The very fact that you can park in the underground garage under the library building free, look at books, microfilm, etc. all morning, eat lunch within the building, under the broad sweeping stairway, then go back upstairs to search more books or microfilm and fiche all afternoon, and then leave at 5:00 having accomplished so much, you will wish you could stay a week!  I've done that, stayed a week, and then wished I could have stayed a month!!
Get information from Dr. Schweitzer's book about The Family History Centers from which you can also order the microfilms through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for use in your locality. 
Knowledge of the types of vital, civil and criminal (for your black sheep!) records information is available, with beginning and ending dates for each will help you plan your research strategies.  They are listed here in this book.  Web sites for their local libraries and the local historical or genealogical societies in Virginia are listed also.  I took my copy of his book to Virginia with me and referred to it dozens of times while I was there!
All of this comes in a lovely, neatly printed, smoothly tailored book that can go right with you to the library so you can check on the sources as you work.  At the very reasonable price of $12 for this laminate-covered book, I can assure you that this is one book you will really use over and over again.  P.S.  Please check out our website www.yogs.com for all of the other 17 helpful books he has written.  You will be glad you did!  His books are the best value in my shop. Multiple copies are available.  REGULAR PRICE $12, Those wonderful 1,273 tips don't even cost 1 penny each!
VA VIDEO- CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  VIDEO 1:  VIRGINIA GENEALOGY RESEARCH, Dr. George Schweitzer, One hour of Research Strategies and Tips on Finding your Parents plus a bonus one-hour video on Virginia Research both together on one VHS cassette.  In full color.  Taped live.  Check the other thirteen titles on our website under Dr. Schweitzer's name.  His fourteen wonderful videos [Note: Priced at $25 each] are a real treat to watch and they will forever change the way you think about each genealogy project you start.  You will never, ever be STUCK again!
Plan a genie-party, invite some genie-buddies, plan some munchies and goodies to eat with your friends, (or have a pitch-in if you are busy!), and watch him give a speech in your own home!  Wouldn't hurt if you found a new big screen TV under your tree Christmas morning!  [See the picture in which he appears in costume on our website-Click on Dr. Schweitzer on our Main Catalog Page and see the first page of his section, and get a look at him all dressed up, and ready to explain how genealogy research can be really shifted into high gear!]  Regular price $25 for each video.
VA - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 2:  ATLAS OF COUNTY BOUNDARY CHANGES IN VIRGINIA 1634-1895.  By Michael F. Doran.  ©1987 by Iberian Publishing Company, 61 pages, coverstock, 11-by-17 inches bound on the 11-inch side, brand NEW, not used.  $28.  Multiple copies are available.  There is nothing in previously published works with the helpfulness and thoroughness of this series of maps.  One hundred and fifty-four years of changing boundaries and jurisdictions had already taken place BEFORE the 1790 census was taken.  This ATLAS fills in that gap for Virginia maps and records for those 154 most important early years BEFORE that first Federal Census.
Twenty-four 11-by-17-inch maps and 26 tables, along with simple explanations, show you the movement of these county boundaries better than any text could.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a map should be worth 10,000!  There are 24 maps, each with a table detailing the years and the changes made during those years.
Sample:  In the years from 1721-1730, there were only a few changes.  Only five counties were created, but notice how these changes would have affected your search for marriage, land and court records.  See below: 
In 1721, the counties of Hanover, King George and Spotsylvania were formed:
1.)  Hanover County was formed in 1721 from New Kent County (itself formed from York County in 1654), so residents of Hanover County, after 1721, may have left marriage, will, land and court or other records in New Kent County records prior to 1721 and ancestors in York County prior to 1654.  Records of their parents and siblings may be in any of these counties, and their wills, marriages and deeds may be in any of those places, also, and to complete the search, all three jurisdictions should be checked. 

For their grandchildren, you may want to look in Louisa County formed from Hanover in 1742.
2.)  King George was formed in 1721 from Richmond County (itself formed in 1692 along with Essex County when Rappahannock was divided and EXTINGUISHED); so records of interest to King George County researchers may also be found in Richmond County and Rappahannock County (1656-1692), which was itself formed from Lancaster County, which was itself formed in 1651 along with Westmoreland County).  Their parent counties were York and Northumberland, whose parent district was the Chickacoan Indian District, which was eliminated in 1648.  If you could see these maps, this would be as clear as crystal!
3.)  Spotsylvania was formed in 1721 from three counties (this is the first incidence of triple donorship).  The three counties were Essex, King & Queen and King William Counties.  Each of the three was affected by the land and citizens given to the new county of Spotsylvania.  Do you need to know this?  Yes, you do!  From Spotsylvania County there were more than 50 counties created later in Virginia's history.  All of those share Spotsylvania County and its three parent counties as possible, even probable, sources for your ancestors' residences and records!
4.) In 1728, Caroline County was also formed with the donation of lands and populace from three counties.  These three counties were:  Essex, King & Queen and King William.  Essex (itself created in 1692 from Rappahannock County, which was divided and extinguished when Essex County and Richmond County were created in 1692; King & Queen (itself created in 1691 from New Kent County) and King William County (itself created in 1702 from King & Queen) counties; and so each of those three counties grew smaller both in territory and in population as the new counties were formed.  Some, like Rappahannock County, disappeared entirely as the new counties were created. 
5.)  Also in 1728, Goochland was created out of Henrico. 
Henrico was an original shire created in 1634. The Virginia property trail may originate in Henrico on property that became Goochland!
I know this is as clear as mud when names are used in the writing, but the maps let you trace a pinpoint into each county it became a part of and the picture is clear as a bell on the maps.  Plus the maps are shown directly across from the table describing the changes being made on that table and that map.
This atlas is an essential tool for good Virginia research done by identifying what county has the records!  Tracing your counties back through time is how you make sure you are climbing the right family tree.  This book can help you locate records, because you now know where to look!  This atlas is beautiful, well drawn and with some use of color.  And it chronicles in nice small bites the very perplexing problems of jurisdictional research in Virginia.  The book starts with the eight original shires and concludes two-and-a-half centuries later at the end of the nineteenth century with all the counties of Virginia, Kentucky (partial) and West Virginia drawn right where they belong. 
Two maps are also dedicated to the formation of counties in early Kentucky, with 3 counties -- FAYETTE,  JEFFERSON and LINCOLN, created in 1780.  The Big 3! After that, NELSON was taken from Jefferson in 1785.  BOURBON was taken from Fayette in 1786.
MADISON and MERCER, were both taken from Lincoln in 1786.
MASON was taken from Bourbon in 1789 and WOODFORD was taken from Fayette in that year also.  All these 9 counties were formed before statehood in 1792.  You will need to know that because almost all the rest of Kentucky, except the far west tip WAS Virginia prior to 1792!
All of them, except the far western ones, used to be Kentucky County, Virginia (1777-1780); and before that, it was Fincastle County, Virginia (1772-1777), which became extinct with the formation of Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties, Virginia in 1777.  Fincastle County was formed from Botetourt County in 1772 [and the records for Fincastle County are now in Montgomery County, Virginia!].  Oh, by the way, Botetourt was formed in 1770 from land that was originally a part of Augusta County, formed in 1745, which had been a part of Orange County, formed in 1734, and before that was a part of Spotsylvania, which was formed in 1721 from Essex (see above!).  [I told you, you would want to know about Spotsylvania County!!]   See what I mean by learning so much good stuff!  Your ancestor may have been born in Essex County, Virginia, married in Orange County, Virginia, had children in Augusta, Botetourt and Fincastle Counties in Virginia, and died in Mason County, Kentucky and never have had to move!
This is useful information that will come in handy every time you pick up a new line in your Virginia ancestry.  If you research the formation of counties in Virginia, you are far more likely to find your ancestors than if you just look in everything you can find.  You could miss the one county you need to check most!  These are NEW books.  Multiple copies are available now.  Atlas is priced at $28
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  CHART 1:  FORMATION OF VIRGINIA COUNTIES FROM 1634 INCLUDING SOME KENTUCKY AND ALL WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES.  By Iberian Press.  1 sheet, 11 by 17 inches, printed in black on paper.  $3.  Those familiar with flow charts will see the advantage of that form of summarization and organization of the data in that atlas.  This is an excellent way to show the progression of parent counties [the ones they were a part of before they became themselves] and progeny counties [the ones that were taken away from them after they were formed.]  This chart we will send to you shows the descent from the eight original shires of Virginia through the division of territory into the nine Kentucky counties formed before the statehood of Kentucky in 1792 and through the formation of the state of West Virginia.  So much information readily available on one big sheet of paper! with dates!  Sent folded.  You may prefer to frame and hang it.  Ask me not to fold it if you want to frame it; and we will roll it and send it in a tube.  You can ask us to punch it for a three-ring binder if you would like that job done before we send it to you, also.  Multiple copies are available now.  PRICE:  $3

Missing book numbers indicate that particular book was previously sold and has not yet been replaced into our current stock.

CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 10:  HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA 1746-1786 AND WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1777-1870.  By Lewis Preston Summers, with rearranged index and an added table of contents.  Originally published 1903 Regional Pub. Company.  Reprint 1971, and Clearfield 1995, 2004, 912 pages, softbound. NEW.  $65.   
Chapter I, Sketch of Virginia 1001-1738. 
Chapter II, Indians living in close Proximity to Southwest VA. 
Chapter III, Early Explorations of SW VA by the White Man. 
Chapter IV, Southwest VA 1754-1770. 
Chapter V, SW VA-Botetourt County, VA 1770-1773. 
Chapter VI, SW VA-Fincastle County, VA 1773-1777. 
Chapter VII, Washington County, VA 1777-1786. 
Chapter VIII, Effort to Establish a New State. 
Chapter IX, Washington County, 1787-1840. 

Chapter X, Washington County, 1840-1870. 
Biographical sketches are found on pages 747-807.
List of Landowners-First Lands Surveyed on the Waters of the Holston and Clinch Rivers of which any Record is Preserved of Fincastle County, VA. 
Also, Twenty Appendices in addition, covering Militia Officers, Revolutionary Soldiers, Confederate Soldiers, Sheriffs and Deputies, much more, etc. 
Index, in small print, runs from Page 885 to Page 912.  Literally, there are thousands of names for this most important area of Virginia.  New, wrappers, softbound. PRICE $65
With all of these books just 300 feet away from the house, it sure is hard to get bored around here.  Thanks for reading this crate.  You make it all worthwhile.  Helping genealogists is what we do here.  Pat from YOGS
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 02 - VIRGINIA:  This original crate was sold out.
Nothing constitutes proof without verification.  The same is true of books, manuscripts, storytelling by relatives, even Bible records.  It takes more than one basic document to prove something.  All genealogists have experienced the horror of having two different documents concerning the same event that do not agree with each other!  Which one is right?  A challenge for the genealogist is doubled or maybe tripled when documents do not agree!  A genealogist will document ALL items and keep looking for further verification.
Where do you look?  Anywhere?  Everywhere? How do you look?  Internet?  Newspapers?  Vital Record Offices?  Family Bibles?  Courthouses?  Which ones? The big question is WHERE is the right information located now?    
I am surprised by the number of people who do not know the location in which they must look for notations of the original documents!  Over the last years of seminars, I have been amazed at the number of people who cannot answer the simple question - Where are you searching for your ancestor's records?  And their answer is - "On the Internet" OR "In my Library", not the physical location, county and state of their search.  Being trained as an historian throughout my college career [It was my major study field in both high school and college.], I knew that in the study of history WHERE is every bit as important as WHO and WHEN. 
I would not undertake the study of a man named John Smith if my field was the United States!  However, if you know that your John Smith, as mine was, lived in a certain township of Johnson County, Indiana, on a farm he had owned for as long as my grandmother had known him when he and her sister had married, he was not that hard to find!  I have documented seven generations of John Smiths because I was always able to locate in which courthouse the records were kept from land records filed in those courthouses leading backward in time to the previous courthouse to be studied next. 
Ray and I compiled a list of our 88 lines that we worked on when he was alive, and the string of counties and the dates in which those ancestors lived in those counties.  For many, many years I carried those cards around in my purse, so I was never at a loss to tell someone who, when and where my ancestors had lived.  Now, with the advent of computer technology, this can all be neatly tabulated, and cross-indexed by name, by time and by place, so you CAN find your ancestors at any specific TIME and PLACE in history.  Then you can not only say you are a genealogist, you are behaving as a good genealogist should, and as a successful one will have!
The Virginia Marriage Books are here!  We are very happy to present these to you.  These, mostly marriage record ,are far more alike than they are different.  They are all bound in much the same way.  New binding equipment now produces one of the most secure bindings possible for softcover books.  The new tan-background soft-colored map on the front identifies the newest bindings.  The goal of this publisher is to produce reference works of lasting value and to keep the books in print through continual small re-printings which allow corrections, additions or deletions to be made when necessary. Sizes are mostly 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.  Bindings are similar and may not be printed with the title because of the small size of the spine.  Number of pages differs with each title and is found with the individual title listings.  Authors are different and are included with each title.  Books are sometimes alphabetical or are indexed, and sometimes both methods were used.
Here is just a listing of the counties, the dates and the prices.  With any luck at all, you should be able to find your Virginia ancestor's marriage somewhere within this framework:
TITLE is followed by RECORD NAME and then TIME FRAME and PRICE:
CAROLINE CO. MARRIAGES - 1787-1810 included.
William L. Hopkins, 197 pages, indexed, formed 1728. Parent Cos. -- upper portions of Essex, King & Queen and King William Cos. PRICE:  $30
CAROLINE COUNTY WILL BOOK 191814-1818NPVA-CACR, By Kimberly Campbell, 1998, 8.5 by 11 inch format, earliest extant wills bound in book form. PRICE:  $20 
[NOTE:] A History of Caroline County, VA, by Wingfield, abstracted the wills from 1732 through October 1781, is available from us at $35.  Hardbound. Call us to order this book. No crate name or number, but inserted here because that is where it belongs] PRICE:  $35
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 8:FLUVANNA CO. MARRIAGES - 1781-1849  NPVA-FLUVW, By John Vogt & William Kethley, 1984, ix + 103 pages, indexes, map.  Created from a portion of Albemarle RICE4Co. 1,275 marriage records are primarily from ministers' returns. PRICE: $15
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 16:MADISON CO. MARRIAGES -1792-1850 NPVA-MADIW, By John Vogt & T. William Kethley, 1984, vii + 156 pages, indexed, map.  1,976 marriage records in this volume are transcribed and abstracted in their entirety from various county records and include the names of participants, parents, ministers and occasionally names of bondsmen and witnesses.  PRICE:  $18
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 17:  ORANGE CO. MARRIAGES - 1747-1850  NPVA-ORGW, By John Vogt & T. William Kethley, revised edition, 1991, xiv + 320 pages, indexed, figures, map.  To this new revised edition is added a complete index of names in the volume including bride, groom, bondsmen, parents, witnesses, guardians, ministers, and any other person mentioned in the original document.  Also an appendix of ministers is added along with the number of marriages conducted by each. Most records are quite complete.  The index contains references to the following:  2,984 marriages; 996 ministers' returns; 3,379 witnesses; 99 guardians; 2,614 bondsmen; 122 signed permissions; and 1,396 parents!  From the original Orange Co. lands of 1774, the following counties were created: Frederick, Augusta, Culpeper and Greene.  PRICE:  $30
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 18:  RAPPAHANNOCK CO. MARRIAGES.  1833-1850. NPVA-RAPW, by John Vogt and T. William Kethley, 1984, viii + 75 pages, indexed, map.  Parent County was Culpeper, date Rappahannock was formed-1833.  531 marriages and accompanying data have been compiled from ministers returns to the County Clerk.  PRICE: $8

CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 19:  ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA MARRIAGES 1778-1850.NPVA-ROCHW, by Dorthie & Edwin Kirkpatrick, 1985, ix + 443 pages, indexed, map.  The creation of Rockbridge County in 1778 from portions of Augusta and Botetourt Counties was part of a flurry of new county formations and older county subdivisions during the Rev. War period.  See your Virginia Atlas for more details.  4,785 marriages have been extracted directly from courthouse records as well as from newspapers and other published sources.  These entries include names of parents, bondsmen, names of ministers and their denominations. Price:  $30
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK YOGS 20:  ROCKINGHAM CO. MARRIAGES, VA - 1778-1850.  NPVA-ROCKW, By John Vogt and T. Wm. Kethley, 1984, ix + 433 pages, indexed, map.  Like Rockbridge and Shenandoah Counties, the formation of Rockingham in 1778 was part of a major division of the two frontier counties of Augusta and Frederick during the American Revolution.  5,526 marriage records and bonds have been abstracted in the current volume from registers in the Virginia State Library, Archives Division.  PRICE:  $30
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 21:  WYTHE CO. MARR. VA. 1790- 1850.  NPVA-WTHW, By John Vogt & T. Wm. Kethley, 1985, ix + 224 pages, indexed, map.  Wythe County represented an important subdivision of Montgomery County in 1790.  From Wythe County five additional counties and a portion of three others were to be carved by 1858.  2,425 marriages in this volume consist of both ministers' returns and surety bonds.  Transcribed from records in the Virginia State Archives.  PRICE:  $22.50
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Hi, there!  Here we are again with a consolidated crate of some MORE Virginia books.  I think we have about four to six more Virginia Crates, but these are yet to be written, so please be patient with me.
By Henry Howe. Mountain Press, (Original printed in 1847 Revised in 1897). This excerpt of the 1897 version has no date, NEW $10.  This is a reprint from the book by the same title, which has now been divided into smaller books in order to be more affordable.  It is a collection containing a loose grouping of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc., relating to the history and antiquities of the county, together with geographical and statistical descriptions to which is appended an historical and descriptive sketch of the District of Columbia which is not in any of these volumes. This volume covers the counties which were a part of Virginia but pulled away to form a new state of West Virginia around the time of the Civil War.  I call these thumbnail sketches, short but meaningful information about each of these counties.
Counties included in this booklet are Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawa, Lewis, Logan, Marshall, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne and Wood.  $10 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 04:  BOOK 6:  HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF VIRGINIA, NORTHERN VIRGINIA.  By Henry Howe.  This 5.5-x-8.5-inch booklet holds the key to understanding the counties of Northern Virginia.  $5.  It includes Caroline, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudon, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania and Stafford.  Hundreds of names, some in very small print. This is a 47-page guidebook to the history of each of these counties.  You'll find out what they were famous for and what they were infamous for, all in one tidy little book.  County origins are given and tidbits of history you will want to know if your ancestor lived there.  New.  $5      
CRAZY CRATE YOGS04:  BOOK 7:  HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA, SHENANDOAH VALLEY.  By Henry Howe. 47 pages, folded and stapled, cardstock cover. NEW $5.  This 5.5-x-8.5-inch booklet will help you with your research in this most important part of Virginia.  Counties covered in this booklet include Alleghany, created in 1822; Augusta, created in 1738 from Orange; Bath, formed in 1791 from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier; Botetourt, formed in 1769 from Augusta; Clark, formed in 1836 from Frederick; Frederick, created from Orange in 1738; Page, formed in 1831 from Rockingham and Shenandoah; Rockbridge,  formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt; Rockingham, created in 1778 from Augusta; Shenandoah, established in 1772, from Frederick and Warren, which was formed in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah.  Many stories are related in this book about the Germans who came to this valley at the time of the French and Indian War.  If your ancestors were among them, you will want to read this book. New. $5
CRAZY CRATE YOGS04:  BOOK 8:  HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA, SOUTHSIDE.  By Henry Howe.  85 pages, cardstock cover, stapled to make a 5.5-by-8.5-inch booklet with small print.  $8.50.  This booklet covers the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Lunenberg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan and Prince Edward.  So much early history is written within the pages of these books.  Biographies of famous early men, tales of their struggles to build a civilization in the wilderness, physical features of the county are discussed, the high spots and the low spots.  Information about the county seats, lives of their prominent men and much more will be found in these books. NEW. $8.50
Thank you so much for looking at these books.  We hope you find something of interest at these good prices!  We will be back on Tuesday with another crate of past books, some  now on sale,  Gosh, there is so much to look at.  Life can surely be exciting, can't it when we have such a wonderful hobby to share with so many people who are still looking for their roots whose branches may, if we are both lucky, tangle with ours.  Thank you again for your faithfulness in reading our crates.  You may find just what you are looking for right here!  I hope so!  Because helping genealogists is what we do here!  Pat from Yogs.



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