VIRGINIA GENEALOGY, FROM THE FIRST COLONY TO 1982
FORD, Carol Lee. Genealogies of Virginia Families. From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Five volumes. WITH: DORMAN, John Frederick. Adventures of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Three volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1982, (2004). Together, eight volumes. Thick octavo, original blue and green cloth. $1650.
First book edition, in five volumes, of the collected articles on family history excerpted from the William and Mary College Quarterly, together with an important three-volume genealogical work covering the Virginia colonies from the first at Jamestown in 1607 to 1624/25.
Together, these carefully indexed volumes cover the genealogical history of Virginia from the first colony at Jamestown to the early 1980s. Genealogies of Virginia Families focuses on genealogical and family history articles published in the William and Mary College Quarterly, spanning the entire history of Virginia, while Adventures of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/25 focuses on the settlement period, during which Virginia began to emerge as a commercial and political entity. Both works offer important information for anyone attempting to trace either his or her own American roots or the family histories of the Founders. Genealogies is a first edition; Adventurers is a fourth edition.