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Morton Genealogical Inquiries Collection

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1986.29

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence and notes on Virginia families by Mrs. Margaret H. Morton, genealogist, of Farmville, Virginia in response to inquires.  Most of her notes are transcriptions of courthouse records, though she often created family trees for clients and clients sometimes sent their genealogy history to her.

Mrs. Morton's inventory is filed in the first folder, which lists folders not received with the accession.

Includes index of family names and inquirers.


  • Creation: 1844-1960, undated


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Margaret H. Morton was a genealogist who lived in Farmville, Virginia. She was married to William H. Morton and usually signed her correspondence "Mrs. William H. Morton."


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Arrangement of Materials:

Margaret H. Morton used a numerical index/inventory system to group her papers.   Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory (below) which matches her inventory.

Index numbers 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 32, 53, 65, 70, 75, 84, 86, 90 and 100 were not included in accession.

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Related Materials:

Mss. 90 M84, Richard Lee Morton Papers.

Mss. 90 M85 and 82.7 Morton Genealogical Collection.

Guide to the Morton Genealogical Inquiries Collection
Anne T. Johnson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository