Course Eight – Understanding Land Records

UpcomingCourse Eight – Understanding Land Records

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    Course Eight $545.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
    March 6, 2021
  • July 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Course Eight — Understanding Land Records

Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 12:30pm ET

[Maximum: 30 students]

Course Coordinator

Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA

Description

Land was generally our ancestors’ most valuable asset. Locating and using land records can provide valuable information for genealogists. This course will cover both state land and federal land distribution as well as an in-depth study of deeds. Topics include land divisions, indexes, maps, homesteads, bounty land, online records, surveys, patents, and grants. Hands-on exercises will provide practice locating, using, and interpreting deeds and other types of land records.

Prerequisites, textbooks, and other student information

Prerequisites: None.

Course requirements: Please bring a laptop to complete practice exercises in class and for homework

Required textbooks: None.

Recommended textbooks:

Land and Property Research by E. Wade Hone

Course Schedule

Monday
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and Class Orientation (McGhie)
11:00 – 12:15 Overview of Land Divisions in the United States (McGhie)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Locating and Using Deeds (Stratton)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Using Maps in Land Research (Kashuba)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Exploring Old Maps in the Hargrett Library (Kashuba)
 
Tuesday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review (Kashuba)
11:00 – 12:15 Land Entry Papers (McGhie)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Colonial and Early State Land Records (Smith)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 The Legal Language of Deeds (K. Powell)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Homestead Records (McGhie)
 
Wednesday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review (McGhie)
11:00 – 12:15 Locating State Land Records (K. Powell)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Using Federal Tract Books (McGhie)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Bounty Land Records (McGhie)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Using Deeds as Evidence (K. Powell)
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review (K. Powell)
11:00 – 12:15 Ohio’s Unique Land Divisions Provide Ancestral Clues (Stratton)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Unique Land Systems of the South (Graham)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Introduction to Metes and Bounds Land Platting (Smith)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Hands-on Land Platting Workshop (Smith, K. Powell)
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:45 Private Land Claims and Native American Land (Kashuba)
11:45 –12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:15 Case studies: Using Deeds to Solve Genealogical Problems (McGhie, K. Powell)
1:15 – 1:30 Break
1:30 – 2:30 Course Summation (McGhie)

 

Course Faculty

Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA, Course Coordinator
Paul K. Graham, AG®, CG®, CGLSM
Melinda Kashuba, PhD
Kimberly T. Powell
Gerald H. “Jerry” Smith, CG®
Liz Stratton, PLCGS

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