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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.
A child of professional genealogists, Peggy Ash, has been around genealogy most of her life. She has earned the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and has attended many RootsTech, SLIG, and GRIP courses, including Tom Jones Advanced Genealogical Methods. Before the Mesa FamilySearch Library closed, she served as a volunteer and trainer there for two years and taught classes. She has taught free family history classes locally for many years and does presentations throughout the valley. Peggy is currently working on accreditation with ICAP Gen.
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20 November @ 1 PM ~ "The 1950 US Census: Are You Ready?" Thomas MacEntee
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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