Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Publication: 1940 PWCo Census Transcript

Anyone who has done family or history research in Prince William County has very probably encountered at least one publication by Ronald Ray Turner.  For more than 20 years, this amazing gentleman has transcribed, abstracted, compiled, annotated, and published a wealth of PWCo information, including but not limited to court records and loose papers, census schedules, vital records, military records, and business licenses.   Available in hard-copy format at the Bull Run Library, Mr. Turner has also made many of his publications available through his website, PWCVirginia.

Mr. Turner's most recent publication is an alphabetically arranged transcription of the 1940 PWCo Census!  

To access any of Ron Turner's online publications, please go to his website and click on the link for "Published Works."  While you're there, take the time to browse the site.  It is a gold mine of information, local lore and history, and images of times gone by.

I should also mention that, in addition to his publications and website, Mr. Turner, in partnership with the PWCo Historical Commission, has worked to locate, document, preserve and protect the County's more than 400 cemeteries.  Many cemeteries that might otherwise have been lost have been documented and "found" because of his dedication.  

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Thanks to you for letting us know this is available, and thanks to Mr. Turner for his work! His documents have helped immensely in my research!

    Rhonda Atkinson