A snippet from Sam Towler’s article, “Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project”:
In the 1970s, Albemarle County sent most of the chancery cases in its files which ended before 1912 to the Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia preserved all the cases they received and put them in acid-free folders to prevent deterioration. With the Albemarle County Clerk’s approval, I have been working on a project to preserve the post-1900 cases that Albemarle still had at the Courthouse in Charlottesville by unfolding the documents and putting the papers in acid-free folders provided by the Clerk’s Office.
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Table of Contents for the Winter 2016 issue:
- Division of the Negro Property of the Estate of William Morris of Louisa County, Virginia, 1832 … page 1
- Albemarle County Chancery Cases Preservation Project … page 4
- Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Franklin, of St. Anne’s Parish, Albemarle Co., VA … page 6
- Early Broadus Wood High School History … page 7
- The Wyatt Family of Albemarle County, Virginia … page 9
- Reductions in Service at the Library of Virginia … page 11
- The Times-Dispatch Genealogical Column: The Walker Family of Virginia … page 12
- Castle Hill … page 16
- James Govan Estate Settlement and Division of Slaves (1831-1835), Hanover Co., VA … page 18
- List of the Hire of Negroes [of the Heirs of] Richard Terrell of Louisa Co., VA (1771) … page 19
- Funeral Home Records Available Online … page 20
- Letter from Edward Govan to Mary Govan Hill, near Fredericksburg, VA (1831) … page 22
- Slaves of John Ambler (April 1829) at his Plantations in Amherst and Louisa Counties … page 23
- President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 24
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