Intro to Land Titles & Maps
15th February 2023
By Engagement Committee
Maps and land records are crucial records for family historians seeking to understand the lives and movements of their ancestors: but they are not always the easiest records to use. Understanding historical geography and how land allocations were recorded will help to locate and use these valuable resources.
This session will be presented by Jeff Madsen who has had a long career in Information Technology using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software to prepare maps for Government, private enterprise and family researchers. His interest in genealogy highlighted that maps and historical geography could be used to enhance a family tree or story to become more than just names and dates. Since 1999 he has used the Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) and, more recently, to research property owned by ancestors, greatly assisting the writing of family stories.
Join Jeff as he presents an Introduction to NSW Land Titles and Maps. This session will cover:
Early Land Records in NSW
Counties and Parishes
Geographical Names Board
Land Title Systems
An overview of the Historical Land Records Viewer
Cost: $10.50 members; $15.00 non-members Date: Monday 27 February