Announcement:   The MAXEYS of Virginia CD

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a CD version of my last book:
The Maxeys of Virginia: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Edward and Susannah Maxey, Third Edition, 1085 pp., index, maps, Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 2000.
The book has been out of print for the last two years and no reprints or future editions will be available.

H. David Maxey, who helped me with the Third Edition, has generously put the book on CD to make it available again to the family.  Dave will also be receiving orders and making and mailing copies of the CD, which I am no longer able to undertake.  The following is his description of the CD.

My best to you all,

Edythe Maxey Clark
September 2003


The CD uses standard HTML that can be read with common Internet browsers.  Each page of text was electronically scanned and presented as a digital image, not as editable text, to ensure fidelity to the book.  The book's index was rendered in HTML to provide hypertext links for immediate access to the text pages.

The CD provides four additional indexes:
  • a military service index
  • an index to wills, letters, narratives and unusually interesting lives
  • an index by biographical sketch number, to quickly locate a sketch
  • a bookmark page that can be personalized to index particular families
In addition the CD has:
  • a modern map showing the location of the first homesteads
  • an image of the oldest record found thus far, from 1691
  • photographs of the Rocky Oak Church whose history dates back to 1745.

from H. David Maxey

As of July 1, 2017, the CD will be available from:

T. Maxey-Allshouse  at

I've stopped making the CDs and answering questions about the contents, but I believe the task has been left in capable hands.

Personal Note:  In 1998, I started helping Edythe and her husband, Eugene, put the Second Edition on WordPerfect 5.1 so that she could do a third edition electronically. I was retired so we each spent at least five days a week for the next two years making the Third Edition of 2000. The book sold out in a few months.

In May of 2001, a man published an obituary for Edythe on the Maxey Family Genealogy Forum of He included the claim, "She was a consummate genealogist who died just short of her 66th birthday in March of 1989." I read it to Edythe who laughed and thought it was nicely written. She didn't pass away until July 3, 2010, in Florida. Edythe's printer, Ann Hughes of Gateway Press, said the company uses the Third Edition as a guide for customers wanting to learn how to do a family genealogy.

With the Clarks' permission, in 2003 I put the book on CD, which greatly simplified duplication and distribution of copies.

We all owe thanks to those family members who helped proof-read hundreds of pages.

Best regards to all my cousins,

July 2, 2017

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