Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia


Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800
by Lyman Chalkley


Complete in Three Volumes

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3

About this publication:

This publication is very sizeable, the hardbound volumes contain approximately 600 pages each. We have included navigation aids within the documents, as well as added hypertext links to the index. Other than that we have tried to keep the original formatting as close to the original books as possible. We hope you enjoy these pages, and find them useful.

For your convenience there are some instructions for using this publication, as well as downloading and searching, available on each page. You can access the instructions by clicking on this icon:    .

With a project this size we wanted to make some of the material available as soon as possible, but it will take some time to complete. Pages are being added on a regular basis. Please have some patience, while we continue to publish and edit.

How Did Chalkley Become Available Online?

The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800 by Lyman Chalkley is really the best starting place for anyone researching ancestors in Augusta County during this time period. This three volume series contains most of the abstracts of court records in Augusta County between those dates.

With Chalkley now out of print, the most recent publisher, Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, has stated this material is now in the public domain which permits the USGenWeb project to copy any or all of it and make it available on the Internet.

Chalkley is not without its problems, as Daphne Gentry of the Publications and Educational Division of the Library of Virginia has pointed out. Not all documents are included. There are not only errors of omission, but errors of transcription have also been documented. This simply means that the careful researcher should send for a copy of the original document, as with any secondary source, and should not assume that because it doesn't appear in Chalkley it does not exist.

Appreciation is expressed to the following people for making this project possible:

Carmen J. Finley, VAGenWeb Augusta County Coordinator, whose vision to make Chalkley available online became a reality.

Trudy Lusk, first Chalkley Web Editor, who spent countless hours of her volunteer time designing the project pages and scanning the material.

Linda Lewis, VAGenWeb founder and USGenWeb Archives(tm) Coordinator, for clearing the way for this project. Who also spent countless hours of her volunteer time scanning the material.

Freddie Spradlin, VAGenWeb for his time in proofreading and help with editing.

Dereka Smith, librarian at the National Genealogical Society, who provided the books so they could be scanned.

Dr. Brian Leverich, founder of RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative, for providing the space on RootsWeb for this project, and for his support of USGenWeb.

USGenWeb Archives(tm) is truly becoming the most successful genealogical project on the Internet due to people who freely volunteer their time to provide information and services to other genealogists.

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