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Just Released! Digging For Ancestors: An In-Depth Guide to Land Records

Digging For Ancestors

 

Our very own, Michelle Roos Goodrum has been working with us to take her many blog posts, articles, and research experience in land records to develop a guide and extensive case study.  The book is chock full of step by step explanations and analysis of many documents and includes great resources.  The chapters in this book are adapted compilations of the early “Timeless Territories” articles published at The In-Depth Genealogist, related writings from her personal blog, The Turning of Generations (http://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/), along with new material and useful resources. As you read each chapter, consider how the material, examples and methodology might relate to your own research questions or situations.

Check out the Table of Contents contained in the book:

Introduction
Quick Start: Top Ten Tips
Getting Started with Land Records Research
Using Deed Indexes and Deeds
Transcribing Documents: Quick Answers to Why and How
Understanding Extracts and Abstracts
What are Dower and Dowry?
Using the BLM in Your Research
Baffled by Legal Property Descriptions?
Let’s Talk: State Land States
A Look at Cash Entry Files
Examining a Homestead File
Using Land Records to Solve Genealogical Problems
Cemetery Deeds: They’re Land Records, Too
Three Reasons to Visit the Old Family Home
Google Earth: See the Past in the Present
Fun with Land and Property Records

Appendix A: Resources for Land Records Research
Appendix B: Township Grid
Index

Digging for Ancestors is a great resource and we hope that you all will gather at your computers in December to put in your own order.  The book is currently offered as a Nook, Kindle, and PDF for just $9.99.  Best of all, we also have a paperback version that is 8.5” x 11” in full color for $29.99.  Simply go to http://theindepthgenealogist.com/idg-products/to get your copy!

About Terri Jen

Jennifer Alford is a freelance writer, artist, and professional genealogist specializing in research in Jewish genealogy and the Midwest. As the owner of Jenealogy (www.jenealogy.biz) she creates engaging family history treasures to enhance the bond between generations. The love of photography, storytelling, and history combine in her blog and unique products. As part of The In-Depth Genealogist's Leadership Team, Jen is Publisher of IDG's monthly magazine, Going In-Depth. She is also the author of IDG’s column, Jewish Genealogy.
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