Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Webinars for August 2012

We have three new webinar topics for August:
  • Federal Land Descriptions
  • Determining What's On FamilySearch
  • Did Your Ancestor Get a Union Civil War Pension?

10 August 2012
10:00 AM Central
Sections, Townships, Base Lines and Meridians: Land Descriptions in Federal Land States
This presentation will provide an overview of how land is described in Federal land states, beginning with base lines and meridians and working down to sections and quartersections. We’ll see how to interpret a legal description, determine the approximate acreage, and create property maps.
10 August 2012
12 Noon Central
Understanding What’s On FamilySearch: Do Multiple Databases with Similar Titles Confuse You?
This presentation will focus on American databases on Do you know what you are really searching when you search aFamilySearchdatabase? Do you understand the difference between three databases with similar titles that cover “the same thing?” We will look at several examples during this presentation and provide a general framework for determining (when you can) what a database really is.
10 August 2012
2:00 PM Central
Did Your Civil War Ancestor Get a Pension: Ways to Determine if your Serviceman Applied
We will look at several online finding aids to pensions, some offline finding aides, and a general research strategy for determining if your Civil War ancestor received a pension.

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