Arlene H.   Eakle, Ph.D.

President and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc., Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, consulting, lecturing, and writing. An expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany, she claims a 96% success rate.

Schedule

January 05, 2015
8:00 am : Introduction to the NEW Family History Library Catalog

(All Levels) This class is required! Learn how to find land and property records in this amazing Library of almost 3 million reels of microfilm, 500,000 printed and manuscript books, with supporting online databases (9,000), and much, much more on 5 full floors! Or in other words: How to find and correctly document your ancestors without being intimidated by the sheer magnitude of the records available. Since these records are filed by jurisdiction as well as title and author, this class will teach you what the record-keeping jurisdictions are, what records and sources they created, and what indexes will help you access their evidence more quickly: property records are created and recorded at all levels of society-Federal government interest and control, state level, districts of all kinds, county, city, and local towns and villages. Also provided a glossary of land and property records, checklists of pertinent sources and maps.