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Re: Basye family of Northumberland Co.,Va.
Posted by: Dian Mahaney (ID *****8841) Date: January 17, 2009 at 11:59:23
In Reply to: Basye family of Northumberland Co.,Va. by shirley chandler of 457

Hi Shirley,

I know what you mean about the cost of traveling to do Genealogy research. I and my daughter visited Williamsburg, and Northumberland Co. this past summer and the cost was a several thousand dollars. But it was a special trip, and everyone I know said I deserved it.

Any way, there are other ways to research Northumberland Co. records.

I don't know what area of Texas you live in. I do know Texas has vast rural areas. But if you live close to a public library check to see if they participate in the inter-library loan program. I ordered microfilm from the Library of Virginia, and while I didn't find the records I was looking for, I did find a reference for my ancestor Lazarus Webb, that indicated he worked for the County Sheriff, ie he gave a deposition that he had legally served a summans in a civil case. The point is that while you have the micro film available look at every page, you might find something interesting.

There are several resources for Basye information. Otto Basye compiled a lot of records in his "Basyes of America" If your local Library doesn't have it, see if you can get it through inter-library loan. There is also information on the Basye and Taylor families in "Virginia Genealogies" These are collections of articles printed in various Genealogy magazines, and they have been reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co. of Baltimore, MD. The books are way too expensive for me - but the CD ROMs are vary reasonable, about $39.00 each.There are also some records in "Virginia Colonial Abstracts" by Beverly Fleet. These may be in the Library or they are also on CD ROM. You can get information about the CDs on Genealogical Publishing's web site.

I am in the process of moving and I'm not sure where two of my CDs are. But I did check the one's I have available, and I didn't find the information you are looking for. I also checked Lancaster Co. Wills, and didn't find anything there either.

I will keep looking, I am (most probably) descended from John Taylor and Alice Gaskins (Gascogyne thru Edmond Basye, Sr, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Two other very good avenues, are the Northumberland County Histrical Society. Very helpfull perople there. Their address is:

Noerhumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 221
Hearhsville, VA. 22473

Another good source is Mary Ball Library and Museum in Lancaster Co. I don't have their address handy. Try Google, and you should be able to locate their web site. I understand they do some look ups in their collection at very reasionable, or sometimes no charge.

Let me know if I can be of any additional help.


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