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Map It! Using Maps for Family History Research

Map It! Using Maps for Family History Research. Presented by Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records. Co-hosted by Elgin Public Library and Elgin Historical Association
  • When May 12, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where Elgin Public Library
  • Contact Phone 512-281-5678
  • Attendees All welcome,
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Map It!  Using Maps for Family History Research

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Elgin Public Library

Civic Center

404 North Main Street, Elgin, TX 78621

 

Co-hosted by Elgin Public Library and Elgin Historical Association

 

9-9:30: Registration, announcements

9:30-10:30: Discovering Your Ancestors’ Land Holdings in the Texas GLO.

Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records

How can the Texas General Land Office maps be used in genealogical research?  An overview of the different types of land records will be presented.  Learn how to use the Land Grant Database and search strategies to locate the survey in a particular county; case study to be presented.

10:30-10:45 AM: Break

10:45-11:45: Locate Historic Property Today with the General Land Office.

Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records

Learn how to use GIS to locate original surveys and show where property is today.  Kevin Klaus will also discuss uses of hard copy maps of the Texas General Land Office.

11:45-12:00: Questions, wrap-up