Heirlines Professional Genealogy Tip:

If you have Virginia-based ancestry, a great resource is the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy – published by the Virginia Genealogical Society (www.vgs.org). This scholarly publication composed of 4 issues per calendar year is worth purchasing for serious student of all aspects of Virginia Genealogy.

James W. Petty, CGRS, AG, BS(Genealogy) published “Thomas Savage, Headright of William Gany” in the May 2004 Issue of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 42, no. 2. Due to Mr. Petty’s extensive work in early colonial Virginia records, he discovered that the headright system had been improperly interpreted by the genealogical community. He received the Donald Mosher Memorial Award in 2005 from the BCG Education Fund because of his revolutionary work. This article on Thomas Savage is a an application of his discovery that those early headrights were used as currency. Contact the Virginia Genealogical Society to learn how to get a copy of his article and learn this professional genealogy methodology for using headrights to find your Colonial Virginia ancestor.

Submitted by Mary E. Petty, BA (History), BA (Genealogy)

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