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Magnificent Land Records and Where to Find Them
December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Land records are an important piece of any genealogical puzzle, especially in years that pre-date census records and vital records. We will review the various types of land records that are typically held in a courthouse.
Our speaker is Jeff Mason who worked as a CPA in the Lansing area for 31 years and is presently retired. He has been an active genealogist for the last 47 years, doing extensive research in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He has also performed extensive research of records in England & Wales, as his English research has taken him to the former Family History Centre in London, the Society of Genealogists in London, the Worcestershire County Records office, and visits to ancestral hometowns in rural England. Jeff is a contributor to the Find-A-Grave project, is responsible for requiring his daughter to hold membership in the DAR, is the administrator and co-founder of the Nason Family DNA project through FamilyTreeDNA.com, and for the last 12 years a frequent speaker at genealogical and historical societies throughout Michigan.
The meeting will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads), Troy, MI 48098. The church has a flat entrance and ample, lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge; all are welcome. We are planning for hybrid meetings, however, in-person attendance is encouraged. The Zoom link for all meetings will be posted a week in advance on our website and in our Facebook Event.