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Pennsylvania Land Records
Tuesday, September 28
Pennsylvania Land Records  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer

Zoom Presentation


Presented by: Cindy Cruz


Pennsylvania Land Records -

The “Pennsylvania Land Records” Presentation will cover

• How to find “First Purchaser’s” names?

• What were the requirements to obtain a Land Patent?

• What Documents were created during the process of obtaining a Land Patent and where are they located?

• Where are later land deeds between private citizens located?



Cindy Cruz

Cindy McClanahan Cruz became immersed in researching and writing about her ancestors in 2013, after retiring from a 38-year career as a public-school music teacher. She enjoys volunteering in the Topeka, Kansas Genealogical Society Library and serves as the society’s education committee chair. Many of her ancestors were European immigrants to the Province of Pennsylvania in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Quaker and Colonial records, and Civil War Pension Applications are her favorite resources. Her goal is to leave a legacy of written biographies of her family members and ancestors to her grandchildren and their descendants.


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Researching in Libraries and Archives: The Do's and Don'ts
Tuesday, October 26
Researching in Libraries and Archives: The Do's and Don'ts  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ONLY At home on your computer via Zoom: You MUST register.

Presented by: Melissa Barker


Researching in Libraries and Archives: The Do's and Don'ts

Researching in archives, libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating to the genealogist. This presentation will instruct the genealogist on how to prepare to do research in any repository. Planning ahead and knowing what the repository offers will help the genealogist be more successful in their genealogy research.



Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled 

The Archive Lady published at Genealogy Bargains. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper, The Houston County Herald, called From the Archives. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 16 years with expertise in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.

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“Newcomer’s Perspective of Louisville”
Tuesday, November 9
“Newcomer’s Perspective of Louisville”  (Program)
1:00 pm
ONLY At home on your computer via Zoom: you MUST register.
Presented by Maggie Menderski
Maggie will discuss her first impressions as a newcomer to Louisville. She will review the attributes of the city and its people, which have already greatly inspired and guided the articles published in the Courier Journal and its parent publication USA Today.
Maggie Menderski is a native of St Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011.  She served on the staff of four different newspapers and has worked as a general assignment reporter, a health reporter and business writer prior to being employed by the Courier Journal in March of 2018. Her original assignment was to cover development in downtown Louisville and its edge neighborhoods. Courier Journal leadership promoted her to features columnist in 2019, which gave her the opportunity to write about the things that make Louisville and its surrounding communities unique, wonderful and occasionally a little weird.
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Tuesday, December 14
“Incredible Kentuckians”  (Program)
1:00 pm
Only At home on your computer via Zoom: You MUST register.
Presented by Mick Sullivan
Incredible Kentuckians: shared through stories and song Hear the stories of lesser-known Kentuckians who made a national, international, and intergalactic impact and enjoy live music as we explore the lives and contributions of Garrett Morgan, Lily May Ledford, the Hill Sisters and more!
Mick Sullivan is a writer, musician, audio creator, and museum educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the Curator of Guest Experience at The Frazier History Museum and the chair of Kids Listen, an international children’s audio education advocacy group. In 2016 he created The Past and The Curious, a history podcast for kids and families. In 2020, the show was downloaded two-million times and featured in The New York Times, TIME for Kids Magazine, Common Sense Media, and on the front page of Apple Podcasts. He is also the author of The Meatshower, published by Early Works Press in 2018. 
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