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2021 NAGS Program Schedule
23 October @ 1 PM ~ "The Wonderful World of U.S. Land Records" Peggy Ash
Land: "Land ownership was often at the heart of the political, social, and economic structure of a community. The records generated by that ownership can provide a great deal of information about an ancestor. Abstracting land records, however, requires care and patience.
In a deed abstract, the names and signatures of the parties to the transaction, its date, the names and signatures of the witnesses, a description of the land, and the date and place the deed was proved (and by whom) are essential. In addition, identify the legally required parts of the deed and note any deviations from standard wording."
Peggy Ash's presentation on U.S. land records covers the basics of land records. State land vs public lands. Patent vs deed. Various kinds of land grants. Where to find the records. Why you would want to. That kind of thing. Location-Location-Location.
Check out her Blog: https://peggyspowerpoints.blogspot.com.
Here is the link to the recording which will be available for one month only.
Topic: The Wonderful World of U.S. Land Records
Start Time: Oct 23, 2021 12:43 PM
Access Passcode: 2r68%*sW
20 November @ 1 PM ~ "Getting Ready for The 1950 US Census: Are You Ready?" ~ Thomas MacEntee ~
Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the "72 Year Rule" for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census till be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It's never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!
Participants will get up to speed on the history of the 1950 US Census, why the 1950 US Census form is radically different than previous forms, and how the data will be accessed. In addition we'll cover what you can do NOW to prepare for the release of the 1950 US Census as well as volunteer projects related to indexing and finding aids. Finally, we'll cover how you can always get the latest information related to the release of the 1950 US Census data!
Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.
To register for this event, click here.
Arizona State Library offers lectures - must register as space is limited
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GETTING STARTED WITH ZOOM - You may connect by using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile telephone. Each type of device will participate in the meeting a little differently. For tablet and mobile you may want to download the Zoom App. You can download the Zoom Client app. For iOS devices look in the app store for “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and for Android it’s in Google Play. Alternately you can get the download at https://ZOOM.us/download#client_4meeting
Here is a link to a 1 minute YouTube Video "How to Join a Zoom Meeting."
If you just want to sit in on a Zoom meeting all you need is the ability to watch a video on your computer. If you want to participate you need a microphone. Many computers have a speaker and a microphone built in. If yours does not, you can obtain a headset with a boom microphone. External speakers will improve your experience. If you want to be seen by others you need a web camera. If your computer does not have a camera you can purchase one.
There is a good video tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_8vQDfSzdY
And zoom.us has some demonstrations.
To run a test of your setup type zoom.us/test into your search bar.
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