M O R N I N G    S E S S I O N S  
 
 
 
Using Land records To Solve Genealogical Problems
 
Land records can identify an individual’s exact location, assist in distinguishing between same-named individuals, provide evidence of migration, and help to prove relationships. Through case studies set in Pennsylvania and surrounding states we’ll explore just how valuable land records can be to our research.
 
 
Digging up Land Records Online
 
There are a lot more land records available online than is readily apparent. By the end of this session you’ll have the tools to locate deeds and other land records online across a variety of repositories, and navigate the quirks you’re likely to encounter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A F T E R N O O N    S E S S I O N S
 
 
 
Those Neighbors Might Be Ancestors! How to Reconstruct Your Ancestor's Neighborhood
 
Among the neighbors of our ancestors are possible kin. Clues to their origins. Context for their stories. Neighbors are not just the people on the nearby lines of the census form. This session explores the variety of sources that can help us to discover and prioritize those important neighbors so we can milk their records for clues to our ancestors.
 
 
Mining Tax Records for Genealogical Gold
 
Deeds and grants are not the only property record available to us. Tax records, when correlated with land records, census records, and maps, can be a powerful tool for reconstructing difficult pre–1850 families. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question & Answer Session until 4pm EDT
 
The conference will conclude with a Q & A session based on questions submitted by attendees.