Federal Land Records, a Rich Source–Angela Packer McGhie
SESSION: W114 TRACK: Land and Maps TITLE: Researching Federal Land Records for Western States
SESSION: T201 TRACK: BCG Skillbuilding TITLE: Document Analysis: Digging into the Details
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, is a professional researcher, lecturer, and instructor. She is the education director for the National Genealogical Society and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. McGhie is a frequent lecturer and instructor at several well-known genealogical study institutes including the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Her talk on federal land records in the western states will dig in to the wealth of genealogical information buried in various federal land records. Her lecture on document analysis will help you get beyond that immediate quick scan for names and dates and help you understand the story behind the document by studying the background and context and assessing both the reliability of the source and the information it contains.
Remember that online registration for in-person NGS 2022 Family History Conference ends on May 13 and full refunds, minus a $50 service fee, are available until May 1.