AmericaGen Study Group

Cyndy Bray writes “I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can’t thank you all enough.” Danine Cozzens  says: “So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples.”  Irene says: “I have a few new places to explore for records. Thanks for a great session.”

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 – Government Land in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

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Val Greenwoods book

HOMEWORK
Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits.

DearMYRTLE’s AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 combined homework: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBg9jh5i7WENM00-x0zEWe554RHhEO6LO7D3w9DjSfg/edit?usp=sharing

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10:01:06 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.). This week we’re discussing Chapter 19
10:01:34 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog
10:01:36 From Cousin Russ : WHERE are DearMYRTLE’s Webinars archived? At MYRT’S MUSINGS http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog

10:06:59 From Cousin Russ : Texas GLO http://www.glo.texas.gov/

10:11:26 From Cousin Russ : Headright https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headright
10:18:18 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : metes and bounds
10:24:04 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Hire a researcher.
10:24:15 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : from APG National Capital Area Chapter.
10:24:23 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : If it’s a CASH SALE, there are usually fewer documents in the land entry file..
10:24:52 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The normal homestead, desert land and forest land claims land entry files are HUGE
10:25:53 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : And FGS is in DC this year! https://fgs.org
10:27:03 From Melinda Culpon to All panelists : if you do your bucket list and go to NARA – there is the Innovation Hub where you can scan these documents and NARA will upload them for the world

10:32:59 From Tierra Cotton-Kellow  : Hope to see you at FGS Cheri!
10:36:18 From Valerie Lisk : Millard Fillmore! Oh my gosh!
10:40:10 From Danine Cozzens : Regarding the X, reading and writing were separate disciplines. Historically some people could read but not write. So X does not = illiterate.
10:41:13 From Danine Cozzens : This is more colonial and early 19th C. Just something to consider.

10:43:23 From June Butka : I love the fact you added the family summary along with the transaction. It put it perspective of a timeline of his life.

10:45:25 From Susan Bleimehl : The only downside of using NARA’s innovation hub is that it takes more time to scan the documents than to photograph it.
10:47:12 From Susan Bleimehl : I like the black background for these docs.

11:02:37 From Cousin Russ : https://www.historygeo.com/
11:02:52 From cyndy Bray : I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can’t thank you all enough
11:03:30 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : This has been a great session…AGAIN! Thank you so very much.
11:03:38 From Irene : I have a few new places to explore for records. Thanks for a great session.
11:05:49 From Danine Cozzens : So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples.


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