Frequently Asked Questions
Because I only have so much time and had to limit the scope of the site somehow. If I have information on any other surnames its on the site. Do a search of VanMetre.com using the Google search on my Home page.
Take note of the Latitude / Longitude and go to the TopoZone. I didn't make my maps from this site, but you can zoom in and out on an area at this site to get a better perspective of your area of interest. I can plot a limited number of property descriptions on digital Topo's and supply a link to it. Descriptions must be in public land system (Section, Township and Range).
I don't want to spend my time updating dead links. I believe it is better spent adding and content to the site and doing research. A good page to find all the genealogical links is Cyndi's List
Ninety percent of the records are original land patents from the state of Virginia and the BLM/GLO.
See Census Status page.
I have built the site to work with Internet Explorer. I would rather spent my limited free time adding content to the site than support a lame duck browser.
I was born in 1956.
There are some Adobe PDF files that require a password to open. I have done this to restrict access to these files to people who have contributed information that can be added to my site or my personnel records. This can be information on their line (as long as it pertains to the Van Metre/Van Meter surname) or vital information such as birth, marriage, death certificates. I also appreciate photos of headstones where Van Metre/Van Meter's are buried. Please attempt to check my site to insure I don't already have what you are going to submit or steal someone's work off the web.
The material on the site is intended for free personal, non-commercial use. Commercial use of any of the materials presented on these pages is prohibited. Please do not consider any information on this site as a primary source, all data should be verified by you, the researcher. If you encounter any problems or have a question/correction, you can Email me at Scott Van Metre