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Saturday, August 16 • 10:00am - 11:00am
SESSION 709 - Discovering Our Shared History in Chancery Court Records: The Vermont and Virginia Approach

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Court records are often a great mystery to many researchers and chancery court records are among the most obscure court records of all! Yet their research value to genealogists and historians is enormous. The speakers define chancery courts, illustrate the types of records they generate, and discuss their historical and research value. Vermont and Virginia present two approaches to preserving, providing access, and promoting knowledge and use of chancery records.

Brooks: Virginia’s Circuit Court Records Preservation Program, 1990-2014
Swasta: “Agreeable to Equity & Good Judgment”:The Vermont Chancery Courts 

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Vince Brooks

Senior Local Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Vincent T. Brooks has been with the Library of Virginia for eighteen years in various capacities. In his present position, in addition to processing local government records, he serves as system administrator for the Chancery Records Index, digital chancery project coordinator, and... Read More →
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Greg Crawford

Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia
Greg Crawford is a native of Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in History. Greg was hired as a Local Records Archivist at the Library of Virginia in 1999 to process local court records, mainly chancery causes. He is currently the Local... Read More →

Mariessa Dobrick

Archivist I, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
I am a Certified Archivist, working as reference and processing archivist for the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. I have a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies and a Certificate in Archives and Records Administration from UW-Madison.

Susan Swasta

Archivist II, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

Saturday August 16, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virginia C [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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