Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia
Preserving and Sharing Chesapeake, VA History Since October 1963
Nancy Harwood Garrett Family History Collection
Wallace Room Genealogy Files,
The NCHSC is pleased to announce the addition of the Nancy Harwood Garrett Family History Collection to the Wallace Room’s genealogy collection. The collection, a culmination of over 25 years of genealogy research on Ms. Garrett’s Northampton County and Portsmouth VA families, includes 76 PDF files containing over 3,000 pages of family histories, family tree charts, notes, and other content from a variety of internet and personal sources.
Nancy Harwood Garrett, daughter of Richard Henry Harwood III and Nancy Goffigon Wescoat of Northampton County, VA, was born on September 16, 1937 in Portsmouth, VA. She spent her youth between Portsmouth and her mother’s family home, Cherry Grove Farm, in Northampton County, VA, which was built in 1740. After attending high school in Portsmouth, VA, she graduated from Goldy Beaton College in Wilmington, DE with a business degree in accounting.
Since returning to live on the eastern shore in 1985, Ms. Garrett has been documenting her family as well as other eastern shore families. She is also active in preserving historic structures and in sharing the history of the eastern shore. She is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of America, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, USA, and the Jamestown Society.
The collection documents her ancestry back to the time of Charlemagne and details her connections to other early eastern shore Virginia families.
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Collection of Family Histories
in the Wallace Room
The Wallace Memorial Room houses a collection of family histories as well as other genealogical information for use by patrons. An index to over 100 available family histories in the Wallace Room may point you in a new direction in your research. Ask a volunteer for assistance.
Have you documented your family history? Donate a copy of your family tree to the Wallace Room. We will be happy to add it to our growing collection so that it is available now and for future generations. We invite you to update your donated family tree as you continue your research.
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