Monday, February 15, 2010

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Extracted from the Original Court Records
Of Augusta County 1745-1800

By Lyman Chalkley

Complete in Three Volumes
Now Available Online

This publication is very sizable, the hardbound volumes contain approximately 600 pages each. We have included navigation aids within the documents, as well as added hypertext links to the index. Other than that we have tried to keep the original formatting as close to the original books as possible. We hope you enjoy these pages, and find them useful

The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800 by Lyman Chalkley is really the best starting place for anyone researching ancestors in Augusta County during this time period. This three volume series contains most of the abstracts of court records in Augusta County between those dates.

Chalkley is not without its problems, as Daphne Gentry of the Publications and Educational Division of the Library of Virginia has pointed out. Not all documents are included. There are not only errors of omission, but errors of transcription have also been documented. This simply means that the careful researcher should send for a copy of the original document, as with any secondary source, and should not assume that because it doesn't appear in Chalkley it does not exist.

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