What is a chancery? Kidd land example

I love the genealogical treasures you can find in chancery cases! In this post, I’ll try to explain what a chancery case is, and how they help me with family history; using the chancery of Jimmy Kidd’s estate as an example. Chancery records are not “beginner genealogy”, but it’s so worth it to learn moreContinue reading “What is a chancery? Kidd land example”

James B. Jones adopted Tennessee Glover (1859)

I was looking through a Virginia marriage record collection on FamilySearch.org. I found this record which completely stunned me! I had no idea! I immediately began reviewing my sources, and here’s what I discovered: This record is of James B. Jones giving his permission for Tennessee to marry Alvin Dortch. That he adopted her intoContinue reading “James B. Jones adopted Tennessee Glover (1859)”