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I am starting this group in the hopes of advancing genealogy concerning the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake Virginia. Genealogy is a hobby that I have pursued since July of 2005 and have found fascinating. My husband was born and raised in South Norfolk which was a city at the time of his birth. In 1951 South Norfolk annexed Portlock and in 1963 merged with Norfolk County to become the city of Chesapeake. This past year I have started to work on my husband’s ancestry and found very little information concerning genealogy in South Norfolk, hence the purpose of this group. Some of the surnames I’ve been researching are FOREHAND, SCOTT, RODGERS, FORD, HARPER, JORDAN and DANIEL. I have lived in South Norfolk for over 25 years and it is a neighborhood rich in history, parts of this area are designated historic and the neighborhood is experiencing a huge push towards revitalization. HistoricSouthNorfolk.com offers a wealth of current and historic perspective about this area. It also contains articles written by local historian/author Raymond L. Harper. I would be more than happy to assist with informational look ups as time allows. Please join to share and gain information concerning South Norfolk family history as this is the only Yahoo Group that I know of that will do so.

Happy Root Hunting !!
Vicki Ford

Recent inquiries...COFFIELD & RAWLS family in South Norfolk...Hunter or William DAVIDSON in the early 1800's...SMITH, OLD, FEREBEE, PHILLIPS, HOLLOWELL, BUTT, ROE, BAROUGH families in Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties...Phillip Horace HUGHES & Emily L. GWALTNEY-HUGHES on Edgewood Ave for about 50 years...COPES, COOPER, CUTLER, DOBBS of Staint Brides (Hickory section).

Pictured to the right is Jimmie Scott, taken Christmas of 1917 in front of the home he was born in and where he still lives with his wife.

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  • Oct 13, 2008
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