CGSI Quarterly Program - February 2011

CGSI held its February 2011 Quarterly Program at the MGS library in So. St. Paul, MN

                        Tom Rice
                                               Tom Rice, CG

Finding Your Ancestors in Deed(s): Using Land records in Genealogical Research
This lecture looked at the genealogical value of land records, where to find them, what they mean, the history behind them and how to get full value from them. Topics covered included a survey of different types of land transactions starting in colonial times, land transfers by governments (colonial, federal and state), how to abstract deeds, how to understand legal descriptions, and how to plat the land.

                         Tess and Judy
                                        Tess Dirksen & Judy Herbert

Publishing a Family History
This lecture covered approaches to preserving family history information, content considerations, illustration options, design considerations, printing and finishing.