AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[AL] Genealogy October Seminar~ Montgomery
The Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc., is pleased to announce that J. Mark Lowe will present a seminar on genealogical research on Saturday, October 18, 2003. The Seminar will be held in the Milo Howard Room, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery.
Mark is Vice President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Vice President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. In addition, Mark is Director of The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance). The RIGS Alliance is a partnership which has been formed to direct interactive learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark lives in Tennessee and specializes in Kentucky and Tennessee resources. Mark has more than 27 years experience in family history research to share with us. We invite you to join us to learn more about how to solve our research problems. His topics are:
1) Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions. Learn how to trace an individual through property records and how to trace a specific property.
2) Finding Your Landless Ancestors. Learn to use Trust Deed Chattels and Tax Release Books to help locate those individuals without deeds and estates (including African-Americans).
3) Locating the Wanderer. Learn techniques that will be helpful in finding that ancestor who just can't stay put.
4) Smith vs. Jones, etal., A Closer Look at Court Records. Learn how to find court records and use them effectively.
For registration information please contact Jyl Hardy, President, firstname.lastname@example.org