We are excited to announce the release of four new webinars! These are new topics with new content.
Using Online US Local Land Records at FamilySearch.org
Most of the local land records online at FamilySearch are not full name indexed. Searches must be conducted manually. Learn how to effectively search these records from home using theFamilySearch website. Note that not every county’s local land records are online. We will use representative examples from several different jurisdictions in the United States.
Using the Free War of 1812 Pensions at Fold3.com
Digital images from the War of 1812 pensions are available free atFold3.com. See how to search and interact with this wonderful set of records. We will discuss organization of the records, search techniques, navigating the website and search results, downloading images effectively, and creating a search strategy.
Using Land Patents Online at the Library of Virginia
The Library of Virginia has digital images of thousands of colonial land patents from that state on its website. Fully searchable, this presentation will include an overview of what patents are on the site, how to search those patents, site navigation and downloading of images, and ways to use the patents to advance your knowledge of your ancestors.
Using Digital Newspapers at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has digital images of thousands of newspapers online for free. We will see how to navigate the site, determining what newspapers are in their online collection, creating effective search strategies, navigating search results, and interacting and download images.