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Antioch Church on Antioch Road

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Honoring Compatriot Jason Boone by Tom Smith Camp
It is with Pride and Honor that the Tom Smith Camp #1702, Suffolk, Va. will dedicate a Headstone to Anthony Boone on November 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. Compatriot Boone is the brother of Jason Boone, a black Confederate Soldier from Co. K, 41st VA INF. The Tom Smith Camp placed a marker for Jason Boone in 1998 which attracted positive National attention. The Ceremony will be on Pitt Rd. in Suffolk. (Directions Provided) Light refreshments after the Service.

Please come out to support this Honorable event. For more information please contact Commander Kevin Beale at 757-630-5091.

Directions to Boone stone dedication service
November 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM
If you have a GPS (Garman or other) input Pitt Road, Suffolk, VA. It will map it and take you there.  Same on a smartphone, Google Pitt Road, Suffolk, VA. It will come up, tap on map and it will map it for you.
Driving from Richmond / Petersburg and areas off US 460
Find your way to US 460 East to Suffolk, VA
Turn right on ramp to US 13 South / 58 West  (Suffolk Bypass)
Take ramp on right at end of bypass  -  US 13 South Ahoskie NC / Edenton NC / VA 32
This is a rather short road and follow to end.
Exit right onto US 13 South (Carolina Road)
Turn Left onto Airport Road  Rt 646
Turn Left onto Skeetertown Road  -  Rt 674
Turn Right onto Pitt Road  (Gravel) and follow to fork in road
Bare Right and cemetery will be a short distance on left.

Driving from Franklin and areas off US 58
Traveling on US 58 East (Bypass) to Suffolk.
Turn Left onto Copeland Road -  Rt 649
Turn Left onto US 13 North (Whaleyville Road)
Turn Right onto Airport Road  Rt 646
Turn Left onto Skeetertown Road  -  Rt 674
Turn Right onto Pitt Road  (Gravel) and follow to fork in road
Bare Right and cemetery will be a short distance on left.

Driving from Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk / VA Beach and areas off US 64 and 264
Find your way either by US 664 North, US 64 East or US 256 West to Bowers Hill Chesapeake.
Take ramp on right to US 13 South / 58 West / Alt 460  (Sign on 664 exit says to Suffolk)
After passing landfill on right, make sure you stay to the left to use the Suffolk bypass.
Take ramp on right at end of bypass  -  US 13 South Ahoskie NC / Edenton NC / VA 32
This is a rather short road and follow to end.

Exit right onto US 13 South (Carolina Road)
Turn Left onto Airport Road  Rt 646
Turn Left onto Skeetertown Road  -  Rt 674
Turn Right onto Pitt Road  (Gravel) and follow to fork in road
Bare Right and cemetery will be a short distance on left.

 

Windsor Castle Kitchen Outbuilding

Wolftrap Plantation on Emanual Church Road

Roland Edwards house, now owned by Thomas Barlow ... after fire in 2006

Old Bethany Church

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Family Search Project Update

The FamilySearch project has been completed. All digital images of genealogical/historical records, including deeds, wills, marriage records, order books, land tax books, bond books, etc. can now be viewed on the FamilySearch website.

The link to FamilySearch has been provided on our Home Page – Genealogy section.
Working with Tony Gilreath from FamilySearch was a pleasure, and the project ran smoothly.

I also want to thank the Isle of Wight County Historical Society and all those who volunteered their time in unfolding all loose papers and documents and preparing the documents for digitization. The efforts of the volunteers made it possible to complete this project within a four-month period.

On a personal note, thank you again Volunteers! Your time is greatly appreciated.
Sharon Jones, Clerk


Genealogy / Research

The Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court is a good place to conduct genealogical research. The Clerk’s Office contains the following materials:
Will records beginning in the 1600′s
Deed records beginning in the early 1700′s
Birth records 1853 to 1885
Death records 1853 to 1876
Marriage records beginning in 1772

We invite you to visit our spacious records room, where you can view documents on our public computers or pull the actual books from the shelves.

The Clerk’s office provides SRA (secure remote access) to our land records.($300.00 for six months subscription. SRA provides Internet access to Deeds and Wills…Date Range 1647 to present for Wills; and Date Range 1701 to present for Deeds. Also available are Marriage Licenses, Judgments, and Financing Statements…Date Range 1993 to present. The hardware and software used to generate these electronic records are supplied and maintained by Logan Systems, Inc.
 
If you are interested in signing up for SRA, please read our SRA cover letter and submit an application.

SRA Cover Letter
SRA Application

In 1980 documents of pre-1913 chancery causes (also known as “loose papers”) were transferred to the Library of Virginia, and said documents were then scanned and indexed by LVA, and are available to anyone free of charge. Just visit http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/, or simply go the http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ and search for Chancery Records Index. The digital images as well as the original case files are maintained at LVA at no cost to the County.
 
For additional records and information on how to begin tracing your family history visit the Library of Virginia’s Website. Many of the records stored in the Clerk’s Office can be accessed through this link.

On May 21, 2012 FamilySearch began capturing digital images of genealogical/historical records, including deeds, wills, marriage records, order books, land tax books, bond books, etc from 1647 to 1917. Today, all of these records are available online through the FamilySearch website.

For your convenience, if the researcher provides a book and page number reference, the Clerk’s Office staff will make copies at a cost of 50 cents per page. When you send in your request, please be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for returning of documents.
 

 

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