On June 21, 1834, Cyrus McCormick, successful American businessman and inventor, patented the reaping machine and contributed to the mechanization of farming. Early Americans relied on farming for income and sustenance of their family. The United States collected farming information from families in 1850-1880 and compiled it into agricultural censuses. Find out how much land was in your family’s possession, the types of crops they grew, and the value of their land and farm machinery. Maybe they even owned a McCormick reaper! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress. Read more here: https://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation
Sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society
Bringing Your Family Tree to Life
Presented by Tamara Hallo, MLS
Join me online on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00pm EST as we discover how to bring your family tree to life and make it more than just a database with names and dates.
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A Learning Workshop
Join me as we learn about how land was obtained in early America and the records that were created through land ownership. We will also dissect and transcribe land deeds.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 1-3pm
at Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156
You will discover how to evaluate sources and determine what is authoritative and what’s not.
Friday, March 16, 2018, 1-3pm at Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Even with mass digitization, the majority of genealogical records are still found in the stacks of libraries and archives. Learn about useful books and newspapers and where to find them.
Friday, February 23, 2018, 1-3pm at Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156.