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I will do look-ups in any books, newsletters, et al held in the PWCGS's library collection (and also from my own collection) if given a specific name or short question and will answer as applicable. This is not intended to be complete research. I will copy a particular page or several pages but will not provide whole sections, chapters or books as that infringes copywrite laws. When a paper copy is necessary a charge of $0.10 per page plus postage will be accessed.
Questions can be posed by email to with PWCGS Library Query in the subject line.
Society members living in the Prince William Co. area can borrow Society owned publications for the period of one month with a renewal of a second month by requesting me to bring the item to a monthly meeting or by making other mutually convenient pick-up/delivery arrangements.  My private collection is not for loan.
The list of items available for look-up and the number of persons who will offer their services may expand with time, so check back periodically for updates to the list.

Directors of Records:  Barbara Rio

Black Studies:

African American Genealogical Sourcebook
African American History and Genealogy: A Resource Guide
A Turbulent Voyage
Before Freedom
Black Studies: National Archives Microfilm Publications
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies
Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl
My Folks Don't Want Me To Talk About Slavery
North: The Negro In the Free States 1790-1860
Teachers' Guide To American Negro History
We Lived In A Little Cabin In the Yard

General How To & Where To Books:
PWCGS Booklet of Genealogical Forms
The Genealogist's Encyclopedia
The Handy Book For Genealogists
Librarian's Genealogical Desk Reference
Genealogy Local History Books In Print (1981)
Genealogy Local History Books In Print Vol. II (1976)
Genealogy Is More Than Charts
Genealogy For Beginners
Genealogy Made Easy
A Basic Course In Genealogy Vol. 1
A Basic Course In Genealogy Vol. 2
Genealogical Research Vol. 1
Genealogical Research Vol. 2
Genealogical Biographical Research
In Search of Ancestry
When Your Ox Is In the Ditch
Evidence: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

Family History Made Easy
YourFamily Heritage 
Our Family, Our Town
Celebrating The Family

American Information Handbook
American Genealogy
The Compendium of American Genealogy   Vol. VII
The ABC's of American Genealogy
The Researcher's Guide To American Genealogy
Research In American Genealogy
Finding Your Forefathers In America
Handy Tips To Your Genealogical Research In Southern Records
Sources For Genealogical Searching in Virginia And West Virginia
The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research In the National Capital Area
Genealogical Researching In Eastern Canada
American & British Genealogy & Heraldry
Research In the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office
The 1910 Federal Population Census
1900 Federal Population Census
Immigrant & Passenger Arrivals
Local Records & Genealogy
Lest We Forget
The Land Records of America and Their Genealogical Value
Library of Congress Collections: American Memory National Digital Library
Records Archives Record Group 108
Military Service Records : National Archives Microfilm Publications
Dictionary of Battles
General Information Concerning Patents
Basic Facts About Patents
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Information Contacts
Basic Facts About Trademarks

Biographies/Diaries, etc.:
Lee (Robert E.)
Diary of William Randolph Smith
The Personal Memories of Julia Dent Grant

        Store Ledger and Bible Pages of Andrew Young Selecman Family Deeter/Dietrich Family 1753-1988
        A Genealogical Dictionary of Wright Families In the Lower Hudson Valley to 1800

Specific Areas/Histories:
Our Town 1749-1865 (Alexandria, VA)
On Time To Monroe: Legend & Lore of the Southern Railway, Washington
Buffalo Soldiers: 1930s & early 1940s
Manassas (Bull Run)
In A Different Manner (Confederates at Gettysburg)
The First Presbyterian Church of York, PA
The Pioneer History of Meigs County, OH
The Annals & Scandals of Henderson County, KY
The Irish Abroad
History of New Haven Colony ( pub. 1838)
History of Winnebago County, IL
History of the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT
History of Danbury, CT 1684-1896 Part I
History of Danbury, CT 1684-1896 Part II
Middletown, CT Upper Houses Part A
Middletown, CT Upper Houses Part B
Crossroads of the Past: A History of Haymarket, VA
Summit Point Memorial United Methodist Church 1985
The Irish Abroad

Genealogical Records:
1860 Alabama Agricultural & Manufacturing Census (2 vols. covering
alphabetically from DeKalb to Morgan Cos.)
1850 Alabama Agricultural & Manufacturing Census (2 vols. covering
alphabetically from Dale to Marengo Cos.)
Marriage Book A 1804-1821 Clarke Co., GA
The 1850 Census of Oglethorpe Co., GA
Westchester Patriarchs - Westchester Co., NY prior to 1755
Records of Onslow Co., NC 1734-1850 Vol. I
Records of Onslow Co., NC 1734-1850 Vol. II
Marriages and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers Vol. 2: 1801-1850
Missouri 1890 Special Enumeration Union Veterans Census
 (selected counties)
South Carolina Genealogical Society Surname Directory
1850 Tennessee Argicultural Census (Montgomery to Smith Cos.)
 Marriages of Shelby County, TN 1820-1858
Virginia Public Claims: Loudoun Co., Stafford Co., Fairfax Co.
The 1787 Census of Virginia: Prince William County
Virginians and West Virginians 1607-1870 Vol. 1
Virginians and West Virginians 1607-1870 Vol. 2
Loudoun County, VA Birth Register 1853-1879

Northern Virginia Genealogy: 1997- all 4 issues
The Augustan - Book 6

Below list of items received from the Estate of the late Alton L. Douglass of Dale City. They were sent to RELIC by his widow but RELIC either has the volumes or cannot house the items due to subject matter and/or lack of space. They were offered to the PWCGS.
National Archives Microfilm for Research
Your Family’s Health History: An Introduction
Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts 1749-1766; Abstracts of Wills & Estates 1749-1795
Anson County, North Carolina Abstracts of Early Records
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts 1763-1779
The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors
Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1769-1786;
            Tryon County Wills & Estates
Rowan County, North Carolina Will Abstracts Vol. 1, 1753-1805
Rock Hill Reflections (York Co., NC)
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol. 1, #1 Jan 1975; #3 Jul 1975; #4 Oct 1975
Chester County (SC) Heritage History
Narratives of Colleton County, South Carolina
Anderson County, SC Will Book A, parts 1 & 2
Chester County, SC Will Books A, B & C
Fairfield county, SC Wills 1773-1797
Laurens County, SC Will Books A, C, D, E
The High Lights of Arkansas History
 The Arkansas Family Historian: Vol. 24 # 1,2,3,4 (1986); Vol. 25 #1,2,3,4 (1987); Vol.
            26 #1,2,3,4 (1988); Vol. 27 # 1,2,4 (1989); Vol. 28 # 1,2,3,4 (1990)
Pulaski County (AR) Historical Review Vol. XXXIV # 1,2,3,4 (1986); XXXV # 1,2 (1987)
The Revolutionary Soldiers of Catholic Presbyterian Church, Chester, South Carolina
Old Waxhaw (Presbyterian) Graveyard (Lancaster Co., SC)
Roster of Cemetery and Historical Sketch of Bullock Creek (Presbyterian) Church (York Co., SC)
Rose Hill Cemetery, York, SC
Bethel (Presbyterian) Churchyard (York Co., SC)
1850 Federal Census, York District, South Carolina (Free, Slave, Mortality)

North and South Carolina Marriage Records, by William M. Clemens (1927; repr. 1987).  HB
The North Carolina Gazetteer: a Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, by William S. Powell (1968).  PB.
North Carolina Genealogical Research, by George K. Schweitzer (1984).  PB. 
    Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County, NC, Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790, by Brent H. Holcomb (1980).  PB.

Journal of the Rev. Godfrey Drehr, 1819-1851, by Brent H. Holcomb (1978).  PB.  Lutheran minister.
Accounts Audited of Claims Growing out of the Revolution in South Carolina, by Judith M. Brimelow (1985). PB.
The Scotch-Irish, and Their First Settlements on the Tyger River, by George Howe (1861, repr. 1981).  PB. 
South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868, by Judith M. Brimelow and Wylma A. Wates (1980).  PB.  A research guide.  

          A Guide to Local Government Records in the South Carolina Archives (1988).  PB.

         Chester County

Chester County Marriages, 1778-1879, implied in Chester County, SC, probate and equity records, by Barbara R. Langdon and Shirley P. Langdon (1985).  PB.

A Goodly Heritage: History of Chester County, SC, by Anne P. Collins (1986).  HB.
Hopewell A.R.P. Church, Chester County, SC (1982).  PB.  27 pp.

Lancaster County
Lancaster County, SC, Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, by Brent H. Holcomb (1981).  HB.
York County
York County Marriages, 1770-1869, implied in York County, SC, probate records, by Barbara R. Langdon (1983).  PB.