Land records can be valuable tools for family-history researchers. Learn how to use those records at a special program, “Researching Land Records,” on Tuesday, February 28, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries will review the various types of local and national land records that are available online and that can be useful for family-history research. Plat maps, deeds, and homestead records can be used to determine who owned, purchased or inherited land over the years. These records may also include genealogical information that is not available through other sources, or that may confirm uncertain information, such as names of spouses, children and their spouses, or neighbors.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department.