Wednesday, February 17, 2016



From Deeds to Dirt: Analyzing Research with Maps

Cari A. Taplin, CG

  • Date:  Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Time:  7:00 PM Central

  • Presenter: Cari A. Taplin, CG, is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio now living near Austin, Texas.

Webinar Description: Taking information from deeds, patents, bounty land warrants and other land documents and translating it to a particular time and place can help you understand the ancestors behind the records and analyze a research problem.

Participants will learn about the importance of understanding geography and land records, see a variety of maps useful in identifying ancestors’ land, hear the nuances of the two primary land survey systems in the US, see mini-case studies to demonstrate the land topics presented, and finish with a brief discussion of mapping software and websites helpful in land research.

Cost: Free!
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Registering does not guarantee entrance to the webinar, in which space may be limited. Arrive early. 

A recording of this webinar will be posted on the MnGS website, in the members-only section.

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