Handouts from this program are now available in our Resources section.

Are you ready for GRIVA’s first member program of the 2012 – 2013 season?

Greg Crawford, Local Records Coordinator of the Library of Virginia, will present information about the pioneers of western Virginia as told though the Augusta County Chancery Causes from 1746 to 1865. If you have family from western Virginia (remember this includes the current state of West Virginia), you don’t want to miss this program.

These court records tell stories of the settlers though lawsuits over land ownership and boundaries, wills involving transfer of lands and personal property, and even the establishment of schools. Learn about some of these pioneers as Mr. Crawford discusses the rich source of genealogical treasures to be found in these records.

Join us on September 25, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.