Stay tuned until we release the info. for the DCHS Lock-In for next year.
When: March 31, 2023
Event schedule (This is a live event so timing may not be exact. All times CST):
5:30 p.m. Speaker #1 (Paula Stuart-Warren, "Deeds: More than Land” accompanied by a handout. )
6:45 p.m. 15 minute break
7:00 p.m. Speaker #2 (Sara Cochran, The Skeleton Whisperer "Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors")
9:00 p.m. Prizes General Q & A
Where: Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave.
Registration https://forms.gle/Ntu4ajt3GMgK2Ld86 DO NOT REGISTER YET! WE NEED TO UPDATE THE LINK.
A group of handouts will be sent to your email before the event.
Reserve Your Spot (it is free!)
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Deeds. Mention that word to a family historian and probably the first thing that comes to mind is a land transaction. Original, microfilmed, indexed, and abstracted deeds cover other types of transactions and can provide details you may not find elsewhere. Names, relationships, parentage, ages, death, marriage, and family disputes are found as slaves, land, equipment, mules and more are conveyed. When this hour is over you will be itching to read deed books no matter where your ancestors lived in the U.S.
Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared? Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and unmarried children and then watch these techniques in action in three short case studies.