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Commonly Forgotten Genealogy ResourcesPictured: 1940 hats. A lot of records were lost, while other important records are ignored. The actual correpondence of government officials was preserved, beginning with the House of Burgesses. The Virginia Magazine published these accounts and are available online or in public libraries. The correspondence may seem boring, however, it is riveted with names of representatives and other colonials of the era. If one wishes to learn the actual circumstances surrounding a war (for example) then he reads the correspondence between the governors and other state officials. The North Carolina State Papers detail interesting tidbits concerning immigrants requesting entry into the State, requests for land grants, etc. Although the Federal Archives had a good many immigration records, all passenger lists have not been translated and transcribed. Too, count the discoveries of sunken vessels under the sea to get the number of lost Ship Manifests (names and ages of passengers, port of departure, destination).
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Wythe County Genealogy and Tax Digests
Wythe County was created in 1790 from Montgomery County. It was named for George Wythe, the first Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Wythe County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers
Williams, Jenkin, LWT (transcript)
Williams, Joseph, LWT (transcript)
- Property Tax Books 1793 to 1807
- Property Tax Books 1809 to 1834