Land Records and Beyond Obituaries

February 8, 2018 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303

Land Records with Karlene Ferguson CG

In early America, land was inexpensive and even those of humble circumstances could be landowners. These records used to be buried in the courthouse, but are now becoming more accessible as they go online. You will find land records to be rich in family history. As property was bought and sold, family relationships, locations, and personal information were revealed in the documents created


Beyond Obituaries with Kay Hartrick

Using newspapers for genealogy research can yield many treasures beyond the standard obituary.  Marriage announcements can provide many wonderful details about the families involved, not just the couple being married.  Birth announcements can be the only record of an event.   And, best of all, news about court appearances can be an invaluable key to court files, including divorces and other significant events.  By following a trail of news articles from Illinois to California to Missouri, we will follow a woman’s life and her curious trail that would be impossible to find without newspaper articles.  We will discuss various websites that provide access to newspapers and what to do when the newspaper you need is not online.”