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Genealogy 103-104: Immigration, Naturalization, Land & Probate Records

Dates: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, September 10 through October 15, 2018
Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, NY
Cost: Basic Course: $240
Optional Research Field Trip: $40 (orientation & research support provided)

Think you know the basics? Then try Genealogy 103-104: Immigration, Naturalization, Land & Probate Records with Certified Genealogist®, Judith Herbert. Judith Herbert,  specializes in client research, teaching, lecturing and DIY consulting. Her geographical areas of expertise (for the purposes of client work), are NY, CT and MA. She serves on the editorial board of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society’s (New York G&B) quarterly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, The Record. She is a client consultant at the NYG&B’s annual, 3-day “Research in Albany” event, a ProGen 38 mentor, and she regularly reviews genealogical books for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Using a deep-dive approach (4 hrs./topic), attendees will learn about:

✓ Working with passenger lists, emigration & immigration records
✓ The naturalization process over time – how it applied to your ancestors
✓ Land record terminology and why it matters
✓ How your ancestors acquired land
✓ Tenant records
✓ Accessing and interpreting deeds
✓ Working with land maps
✓ The probate process and associated records
✓ Progeniture laws, widow’s thirds and how they relate to genealogical research
✓ How to properly analyze your findings and determine what to look at next

The class will combine lecture, group and individual activities and short weekly assignments that are reviewed by the instructor with individual feedback provided. Sign up for the class with the link below.

Genealogy 103-104