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Saturday December 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM PST

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California Genealogical Society and Library 
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

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Platting and Locating Lands from
Metes and Bounds Deeds

with Pam Miller

Using deeds and other land records to assist with researching family history can help us gain a better understanding of the family, the land, and the community. 
Pam will explain how the art of surveying land has changed over time and will simplify the Metes and Bounds terminology seen in deeds written prior to the mid-1900s.
This hands-on workshop will focus on
  • understanding the terminology written in deeds prior to the mid-1900s
  • how to decipher old deeds and extract the critical information
  • creating a hand drawn map of an actual property
  • using some of the online land platting tools
  • how to locate old properties on current maps.
Please bring a calculator and pencils with erasers.
Pam will furnish graph paper, rulers, and protractors.
If you have an old deed, please bring it for the hands-on exercise.
Laptops are encouraged but not required.

This class is limited to 12 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the class.

 Pre-registration is required. 

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 12 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.