NEWS FLASH !
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis' unrealized goal was to have all Twelve Volumes of Tidewater Virginia Families available for download over the Internet. It has taken just over three years since her death in 2007 for this goal to be realized. Currently, all Volumes (1–12) are available at the Tidewater Virginia Families store located at
Additionally, Jamestown Ancestors, 1607-1699 (2006), Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Landing at James Town, 1607-2007 by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis,
The Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786 (2005), Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia, by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis and Andrew Wilburn Hogwood
Henrico County Virginia Deeds, 1750–1774 by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis and Gary Murdock Williams
are now available in Searchable, Electronic, Downloadable,
PDF format at
It is our hope that having this historical information available to a broader base will enable many of you to continue your search for your ancestors.
Tidewater Virginia Families is an exciting quarterly journal: an interesting magazine to read and a permanent addition to your reference collection.
Each issue of TVF has articles that are a "must" for serious researchers. With a full-name index in every issue, it is a growing asset for any family history researcher who will refer to it again and again over the years. Because these issues are not being published any longer, they are "timeless," and rather than going "out-of-date," they are becoming more valuable as time passes.
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Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, noted author, genealogist, mother, friend, and publisher, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2007, after a brief illness. While she will be missed by many, her legacy, in the form of the stellar research she did, will live on for generations to come.
This is from the section entitled "From Virginia" in Volume 12, Number 4 of Tidewater Virginia Families, A Magazine of History and Genealogy:
Walking, I am listening in a deeper way.
Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands.
30 Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis
You Are invited to visit her Guest Book and post a message by clicking on the link below:
Tidewater Virginia Families is concerned with the area of Virginia north of the James River and east of the Fall Line, represented by the following counties:
Caroline, Charles City, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, Warwick, Westmoreland and York.
This is an area that was the early home of many families who migrated South and West in America. Many of these counties are also known as burned record counties whose early records were destroyed. Tidewater Virginia Families tells you how and where to search in these counties.
Subscriptions begin with the May/June issue and continue quarterly.