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Stafford Co. Surnames
Please email me and tell me the family surnames that you are researching in Stafford County!
My name is Suzanne Yelton Shephard, and I am the County Coordinator for Stafford County! I hope you enjoy your visit here, and find this site helpful in your research. If you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make, please email me at any time.
Stafford County History
Founded in 1664, created from Westmorland County and named for the English County of Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, has strong connections to events that shaped our nation's history. It was at Marlboro Point, that Indian Princess Pocahontas was kidnapped and taken to Jamestown. Another historical figure also made Stafford his home. Augustine Washington, with the rest of his family, including a six-year-old son named George, moved to Ferry Farm in 1738. The future first president spent his formative years there until he reached young adulthood
If you have photographs of ancestors or Stafford County places, and would like to see them posted, please contact me.
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Genealogy Book to Give Away!
At a recent used book sale at our local library, I picked up a copy of Vol. 1 of "James Stark of Stafford County Virginia and His Descendants". This book is by Harris and Jorgensen. It is a large (maybe 9x14") paper bound book with a plastic spine. It has 470 pages. They are probably typewritten pages. The book was compiled by Mary Kathryn Harris and Mary Iva Jean Jorgensen. Copyright 1985 private printed, Fort Worth, Texas. I only have volume one of three volumes.
I have finished my research and would like to pass this book along to someone else who can use it. If you know of anyone who would like this copy, I'm happy to mail it to them if they will cover the cost of mailing which should be minimal.
Please contact Nina if you are interested.
The Stafford County Cemetery Committee has updated their web site! Please take a look and be sure to thank these folks for their dedication to Stafford Co., VA genealogy!!!
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center now has records online! Go to the CRHC website and click "data online". It will take you to the search page. The information now online is just a partial amount of that contained in the Heritage Center but more that is being added every day! Come take a look...
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center located at 900 Barton Street in Fredericksburg, VA. They have collections from Caroline County, Fredericksburg, King George County, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County. They get more collections in every day and it would be worth it to check and see what they have. If you can, stop by... The staff is more than happy to help! Come by and volunteer! They would love the help. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 540-373-3704. They will do research $10.00 per half hour.
They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 to 4. And beginning Nov 1, 2008, they will be open the first Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon.
And their website is http://www.crhcarchives.org
Alan Buckingham is still hard at work; Please check out his wonderful work. It's online now at http://www.midatlanticarchives.com
The Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper for the Civil War years is being digitized by the University of Richmond. It can be found here.
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I do not live in Stafford County so I am unable to help with your personal research questions. All the information I receive from contributors regarding Stafford County is posted promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research Resources" section of this site. I would suggest that if you don't find the information your looking for here, that you join the email list and post your question on the query board. The more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.
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NOTICE: Should anything unexpected happen to me and I am no longer able to fulfill my obligations as Coordinator of this Web site, I want it known that all contributions and contents of this website are to become the responsibility of the State Coordinator of the VAGenWeb Project. This web site's material will always remain free to researchers and will never be sold.
Suzanne Shephard, County Coordinator Stafford Co., VAGenWeb