Virginia Genealogical Society
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West Virginia Estates
Virginia Genealogical Society's Newest Publication: Index to West Virginia Estates before 1866 Volume 1, now available in the Store
NEW! Wesley E. Pippenger, Index to West Virginia Estates Before 1866, Volume 1: Counties of Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Mineral, Monongalia, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, and Wetzel.
VGS is happy to announce our latest publication by Mr. Wesley Pippenger, Index to West Virginia Estates before 1866 Volume 1. This volume covers the northern counties, exclusive of those in the northern panhandle, and is the first of a 2-volume set. While bound will books are the primary source like all of Mr. Pippenger’s works, this volume goes far beyond the information found in the will books., Mr.Pippenger also indexes administration and guardian records as well as estate sales and inventories. For these records, he searched 87 volumes of estate records in addition to the will books.
This book is a must for the thorough West Virginia/Virginia researcher. The records indexed will aid the researcher in finding those who failed to leave a will as well as all of the records pertaining to an estate for those who left a will. This volume is a rich resource and a necessary adjunct to the unindexed online images available through FamilySearch saving the researcher time and providing a more complete picture of an ancestor.
VGS Store Update
The store is now re-opened. Customers placing orders that require shipping will experience delays. This is a temporary situation that will be resolved in the next week or two. Thank you for your patience.
2014 NGS Family History Conference Volunteers
Call for Volunteers
2014 NGS Family History Conference
Virginia: The First Frontier
5-10 May in Richmond
Sign up today to volunteer for the National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference held 7-10 May 2014. Anyone volunteering at this conference will be given training on Monday, 5 May 2014. You will work at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (405 North 3rd Street) or the Richmond Marriott (500 East Broad St.).
To sign up, please complete this fillable PDF form.
Save the Date
National Genealogical Society Family History Conference: Virginia the First Frontier
Richmond, Virgina, 7-10 May 2014
VGS Board Nominees for 2013
The following people have been nominated to serve on the VGS Board. The election will be held at our annual meeting, 20 April 2013, during the Spring Conference.
- President - Teresa Kelley
- Vice President - Donald Moore
- Recording Secretary - Leslie Anderson
- Treasurer - Brent Morgan
- Historian - Alice Sweeney
- Governor 2013-2015 - Victor Dunn
- Governor 2013-2016 - Dorothy Boyd-Bragg
- Governor 2013-2016 - Peter Broadbent, Jr.
- Governor 2013-2016 - Richard Sayre