Monday, January 7, 2013

Webinar to Give Crash Course in Maryland Genealogy

 

From Baltimore to Annapolis, find your Old Line State ancestors in this Family Tree University presentation

From the Potomac River to the Mason-Dixon Line, this state played a key role in the early development of the US. Now you can dig into your own Maryland roots in Family Tree University's upcoming webinar Maryland Genealogy Crash Course on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.

Presenter Michael Hait will cover key tips for finding your East Coast family. To whet your appetite, here are some interesting facts about Maryland genealogy:
  • In colonial Maryland, after 1695, the births, deaths and marriages of all citizens—regardless of religious denomination—were required to be recorded in the Protestant Episcopal parish registers.
  • Maryland land tracts are patented with names that follow those tracts throughout their histories. Many deeds, wills and tax records refer to lands by name only, and do not provide specific metes and bounds descriptions.
  • Births and deaths began to be recorded in Baltimore city in 1875—almost 25 years prior to the 1898 start of statewide vital registration.
  • The Maryland State Archives has digitized many original records and indexes, available at no cost on their website.
Plus: This webinar comes with two free downloads—a copy of our Maryland Research Guide and our Baltimore Genealogy Guide.

Can't make the live presentation? No worries! Every registrant receives a copy of the recording to watch as many times as you wish, along with a PDF of the slides and handouts for reference.

See ShopFamilyTree.com for more details about this and other Family Tree University webinars.

About Family Tree University

Family Tree University is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree Magazine—America’s most popular family history magazine—the Family Tree Books imprint and the ShopFamilyTree.com online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. In addition to the virtual conference, Family Tree University offers more than 30 online genealogy courses and monthly live webinars.