May 2015 Program:

Deeds and Land Records: Genealogical Goldmine:


Land and Deeds

Saturday, May 16, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central (Downtown) Library, Central Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

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> Free to attend. Open to the public.


A strong motivation for immigrating to America was the possibility of owning land. With landownership came the right to vote and hold public office. Land records show us more than just the name of the person that owned a specific piece of property. They can prove ancestry and family relationships and tell us about the lives of our ancestors. They can also point us in new directions for research.

Land was often the most important thing to our ancestors, so, as genealogists, it should be equally important to us in our research. To get closer to our ancestors, let’s get closer to their land.

James R. Lawson is a professional genealogist who owns his own Genealogy business (www.kindredquest.com). He has been researching family history for over twenty years and has lectured on the subject for 6 years. He is the President of the Niagara County Genealogy Society as well as a member of the Board of Directors, a member of the National Genealogy Society and former member of the Association of Professional Genealogist. He is also a part-time volunteer at the LDS Family His­tory Center.


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Last updated: May 5, 2015