Friday, June 7, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 June 2019

Monday, 10-Jun-19 at 10:00 AM--Property Research Basics. This is a general treatment of property research in the United States. It will explore ownership documents from land grants to land patents to deeds; it will explain the difference in land descriptions in state land states and public land states; it will examine the historical context of military bounty land, the Homestead Act, and the cash purchase of public land. We will also survey where to find the records generated during the ownership and transfer of property. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 15-Jun-19 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy. Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Instructor: Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 15-Jun-19 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting--Skeletons in the Family Closet. We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation discusses some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Instructor: Fortin, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

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