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Category: Land and Property

Free Lookup in Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824

Karen E. Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824: Extracted from the Archives of the Holland Land Company (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing co., 1991) More than 36,000 transactions connecting names and places. Browseable on Ancestry.com if you can spare the time! Email me with your query at librarytraveler  AT gmail DOT com.

Presentation: Indirect Evidence: When Perry Mason Isn’t on Your Side

Genealogists can’t count on the full confessions Perry Mason got every week in the old TV series. Try the Sherlock Holmes model instead. Get a feel for indirect evidence with examples from actual research. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates. Presented at National […]

Presentation: Land and Property: The Records No Genealogist Can Do Without

Don’t fear land records — fear the brick walls you will build by not consulting them! Find out all the ways they can help. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates.

Presentation: Finding Berrys in New York Probate and Property Records

How I turned off my computer and cell phone, left home, and found dozens of descendants of my wife’s Revolutionary War ancestor, William Berry 1753-1839 of Allegany County, New York. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates.