Monday, February 27, 2012

Webinar: DearMYRTLE's Land Records Research

Tonight Ol' Myrt here will share practical advice in land records research at NARA, based on her recent personal research. While the trip to the National Archives may seem daunting, looking at the paperwork at NARA that is the ground work for the certificates listed at the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office website is well worth the effort.

Space is limited. Register by visiting: 

Ol' Myrt reports on her on-site experiences pulling land records from the National Archives including homestead, cash entry, desert land claim and bounty land grants.

9pm Eastern US 
8pm Central US 
7pm Mountain US 
6pm Pacific US 
If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here: 

Title: Land Record Research at NARA 
Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. 

System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server 

Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

IPad users may download the GoToMeeting App in the app store.

As usual, the pre-webinar warm-up will start 15 minutes before the appointed hour. This is a great time to test sound settings on your headset or mic and speakers.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed the webinar. Is it recorded so I can call it up? I have always found the homestead records to be very valuable. You get a description of their home and their crops. You feel like you are getting to know the individual. I get frustrated with the cash entry files. I always hope that the purchase started out as a homestead and converted to a cash entry but all I usually find is a single piece of paper showing a payment. At least it is proff that he owned the land. Have you ever looked at the Arphax books and web site? They give a great view of the neighbors. Luckily I live near the BLM office in Springfield,VA. There original records are great to view and the staff is very helpful.