Understanding Land Records Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood on Land Records

The last few issues of “Genealogy Pointers” have addressed land records in one way or another.  Before moving on to other topics, we would be remiss if we failed to share the expert advice concerning deeds and other land records that…
How to use Court Records Genealogy


Research Tips for Using Court Records -- From 4th Edition of: The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy For this issue of “Genealogy Pointers” we are highlighting some good advice on how to utilize court records,  from Val Greenwood.…
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More Valuable Tips from The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edn.

We are continuing to share some of Val  Greenwood’s time-tested advice from the new 4th edition of his Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Following are Greenwood’s suggestions concerning the nature of genealogical sources. “We…
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Interview with Val Greenwood about the new 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood, the author of the new 4th edition, of the acclaimed Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, has devoted much of his adult life to advancing the study of genealogy. Mr. Greenwood is a native Utahan, a child of…