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WVGS to offer presentation to public Nov. 12

Sunday, October 28, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- On Monday, Nov. 12, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer a presentation by Betty Warren titled, "Land Ownership Search: Admire Acres."

The program is free and will take place at the Vigo County Public Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

The presentation is a practical application of resource information from wills, probate records, deeds, maps, surveys, land office treasury warrants, tax lists, census data, cemetery readings, chancery and equity court documents, and marriage records to determine the geographic location of a specific tract of land by tracing the owners.

The method of research demonstrated in the presentation uses a tract of land in Kentucky as an example, but it can be applied to parcels of land anywhere.

Warren's initial interest in genealogy was started at 9 when she received her first Bible, which included a family tree from her grandmother.

Through the years, her interest in genealogy grew.

In 1988, she completed courses and received certification as a professional genealogist.

She has presented numerous presentations to genealogy societies, DAR chapters and historical societies.

In 1991, she established her own family history research business, "Be It Remembered."

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