York-Poquoson History

Location: York County, Virginia

I am retired from the York/Poquoson Sheriff's Office after 24 1/2 years. I am currently employed at Weymouth Funeral Home in Newport News VA and Riverside Hospital also in Newport News. I am president and co-founder of the York County Historical Society. I am also on the York County Historical Museum Board, associate member of the York County Historical Committee, Poquoson Historical Society, Nicolas Maritau Decsendants Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution,West Virginia Genealogical Society and the U.S.S. Yosemite AD-19 Veterans Association. I am also a thirty year Parrothead. I am a 12th generation York County native even though I was born in Cocoa Beach FL.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grafton will be subject of next meeting.
The next meeting of the York County Historical Society will be a follow-up to the Daily Press ariticle about Grafton. We are going to invite all the people who were interviewed. I will be there anyway. Betty Amory Rollins will be there. It you are interested in Grafton and it's history, please try to attend our meeting on Monday April 6th at 7:00pm at Providence Church at 113 Old Dare Road. I am hoping that Peter Green and KT Smith will also be there. If you want to see the Daily Press article, go to dailypress.com/grafton
" York County Stories" in the works
My long overdue next project will be " York County Stories" This will be a collection of stories about York County history. Several of the stories will be the ones that I have written and are on this sight. I have also obtained permission from Thelma Hansford and the sons of R.E."Bob" to use some of their stories.
Nabb Center visit
In early February, I had the opportunity to visit the Nabb Center in Salisbury MD. The Nabb Center is dedicated to the research of Delmarva History and Genealogy. It is located on the campus of Salisbury State University.
I e-mailed the director with what I was interested in and the next day when I arrived, several items related to the the subject that I was reasearching that day ( 1933 August Storm) were on a table waiting for me. The staff was extremely helpful and were happy to assist me in any way.
The director himself came by to talk with me.
The center has a large collection of microfilm of records from the Eastern Shore of VA, MD and DL. With York County's genealogical connections to the Eastern Shore, the Nabb Center would be well worth a visit.
Please contact me at: jfgreen1@cox.net