Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: Legacy QuickGuide on Land and Property Records

Legacy Family Tree has commissioned a series of four-page booklets on various aspects of genealogical research.  Each laminated guide contains four pages of valuable information covering a variety of genealogy research topics. Legacy QuickGuides are written by genealogists and family historians who are experts in the subject areas.  These QuickGuides are oriented towards the online researcher - there are several pages of website links on selected subjects for the specific topic covered by the QuickGuide.

You can see the list of available Legacy QuickGuides at  They are available as laminated four-page folders ($7.95 each) or as downloadable PDF files ($2.95 each).

The Legacy QuickGuide for Land and Property Records written by Jennifer Holik.

The Introduction to this QuickGuide says:

"Just getting started with property records or are you a frequent user and you need some help? The Land and Property Records Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including tips on getting started in land records, where to search for records, how to map property, and how to see the property visually through various mapping options. It also includes a glossary of commonly used terms in property research. This 4-sided, laminated guide is easily portable to take along on your next genealogy research trip."

The subjects included in the Land and Property Records  QuickGuide are:

*  Deeds
*  Strategies
*  Tips and Tricks

*  Land Acquisition Process: Government to Person
*  Land Acquisition Process: Person to Person
*  Homestead Records
*  Researching Homestead Records
*  Source Citation Formats

*  Terminology
*  Further Reading

*  Toolkit

This QuickGuide has three pages of explanation on what to look for and how to do it, and only one page of website titles with links to the websites.  In some cases, there are shortened URLs for websites with long eddresses.

This Legacy QuickGuide is very useful for beginners and seasoned researchers alike.  The information about deeds, strategies, terminology, the deed acquisition process are very helpful, and the links to online resources will be useful.

The laminated version of this QuickGuide is very handy for researchers going to repositories or society meetings - it is light and easy to carry in a briefcase or computer case.  I much prefer the PDF version because I can save it to my computer (and laptop, tablet, and smart phone using Dropbox or another cloud service) and have it available in digital format for instantaneous usage by clicking the links provided rather than typing the links into my web browser.

Order your copy of the  
Land and Property Records  QuickGuide (PDF or printed laminated folder) at the Legacy Family Tree Store.

Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary copy of the PDF version of this Legacy QuickGuide on the condition that I provide a timely review of each QuickGuide provided.  Look for more in the near future!

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