You may think that land records are the scariest records in genealogy, but it doesn’t take much courage to find much more information in them than that your ancestor owned some land. We will look at some of the treasures you can find in land records, the process of acquiring and selling land and the documents produced. We will also look at the ways your ancestors’ land was specified: the metes and bounds system, and the rectangular survey system.
Guest presenter Daniel Hubbard, Ph.D., is a full-time professional researcher. Inspired by family stories and a pair of genealogist aunts, he began to seriously conduct family history research at about 11 years of age. After stops at CERN outside Geneva, researching particle physics (Ph.D. University of Michigan, post-doc Harvard), and living in Sweden for 11 years as a software designer, strategic product manager and editor of technical documentation, he returned to the U.S. to fulfill his passion for family history. Daniel now combines his skills in technology, genealogy, complex research, the organizing of large amounts of information, writing, editing and book design to assist clients with their family history projects. He works with a variety of clients on projects including untangling problems in Swedish immigration and ancestry, analysis of 19th Century letters and photographs and extensive research into colonial families. Find him at ThePersonalPast.com.
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