Local Records Archivists from the Library of Virginia visit Handley Library
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Local Records Archivists, Greg Crawford and Sam Walters will present a program on titled, Stories of Frederick County and Winchester found in Local Court Records.Â Â The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the Benham Room on the lower level of historic Handley Library in downtown Winchester. After a 45-minute presentation, there will be time for questions
Greg and Sam will share some of the stories they have discovered while working with the time-worn and musty old bundles of court records found in the courthouses of Frederick County and city of Winchester. Every box contains stories and often a wealth of historical and genealogical information.
The speakers will focus on chancery causes.Â Â A chancery cause is a case of equity. A judge, not a jury, determined the outcome of these cases. These cases often address estate and business disputes, debt, the resolution of land disputes and divorce. Many cases contain correspondence, lists of heirs or vital statistics.Â The time period for chancery cases is late 18th century into the early 20th century.Â The speakers will also highlight collections at the Library of Virginia on Frederick County School Records, Winchester Election Records, Frederick County and Winchester City Free Negro and Slave Records, and Frederick County Coronersâ€™ Inquisitions.
This program is sponsored by The Friends of Handley Regional Library. It is free and open to the public.
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