Thanks to those who joined fellow members and friends at GRIVA’s members’ virtual lunch meet-up on Monday, January 18 at 12 noon. This was a casual, fun gathering where we meet to announce our successes, trade research strategies, and share new genealogical books and Internet resources we have found helpful in our work. This meeting is free to attend, so grab your lunch and join us online!
Some of the books and resources we discussed included: (Many links go to Amazon, though the books may also be available elsewhere)
- The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts
- Mary Ball Washington – Mother of George Washington by Michelle L. Hamilton
- The Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
- The Domestic Revolution – How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything by Ruth Goodman
- See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era by Hollis A. Palmer
- DAR’s The Forgotten Patriots Project focusing on the important contributions made by African American and American Indian patriots of the American Revolution.
- DAR’s State Source Guides for Genealogists and Historians focusing on the American Revolution by Eric Grundset. Most of the books are only available via PDF right now, but see the website for more information. The Virginia book is available via https://shop.dar.org/e-book-pdf-virginia/
- Genealogical, Burial, and Service Data for Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in Virginia by the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, edited and compiled by Myron E. Lyman, Sr.
- The Great Wagon Road: From Philadelphia to the South by Parker Rouse
- The Ancestor Hunt is a website compiling information about free genealogical resources, including a series on newspapers. See the Virginia newspapers here: https://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/virginia-online-historical-newspapers-summary
- The Library of Virginia has scanned many Virginia school yearbooks, which are online at the Internet Archive. Some are duplicated in Ancestry’s collection, but some are unique to this collection. See https://archive.org/details/libraryofvirginiayearbooks
- Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Friend