A Guide to Land Records and Genealogy

Land records are a valuable resource for genealogists. They can be helpful in determining where a family lived, what occupations the family members had, and who their neighbors were. This can help you understand how our ancestors lived and provide valuable context for your family history research.
Land records are documents which track the ownership of land over time. They include information on boundaries, heirs, rents, taxes or other payments due on the land. These records can also provide clues about a person’s social status and occupation by noting if they owned the land themselves or had to pay rent to someone else.

8 Reasons (and more…) Why Your Genealogy Research Needs Census Records

A census record can provide a lot of information about your ancestors and their place of origin. It is the best source for building a family tree and making any connections to distant relatives.

Using Genealogy Research Sheets To Help You Track Your Family History

Using the Genealogy Research Sheet, researchers can create an organized and detailed checklist of all the information they have found. The sheet should include all possible sources for this information such as census records, vital records, oral history interviews, and any other items that were found during research.