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Ozarks Genealogical Society

Back to the Land! (workshop)


10 July 2021

Ozarks Genealogical Society Library 

534 W. Catalpa, Springfield

Space limited to 25 people

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For genealogists, the importance of researching land records can not be emphasized too much. More challenging than other records to locate and understand, land records can be among the most rewarding. Not only are relationships discovered, but you will gain greater understanding of your ancestors’ lives. Join us for this day-long comprehensive workshop on researching land taught by Patti Hobbs, CG®. 


(Central time zone)


8:30-9:30 — A History of Land in the United States

9:45:10:45—Locating State Land Grants

11:00-12:00—Understanding Metes & Bounds Land

12:00-1:30 — Lunch (bring a bag lunch if attending in person)

1:30-2:30— Federal Land Grants and the Rectangular Survey System

2:45-3:45— Finding and Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research



Register by PayPal OR print this web page off, fill out the form below, and deliver or mail to the OGS Library. 


For those paying by PayPal, you will be directed to the registration form after payment is completed. Using PayPal does not require a PayPal account. You will be asked if you wish to attend in person or through Zoom or if you're willing to attend by Zoom if in-person registration reaches the maximum capacity of 25. This web page will be updated when the in-person maximum capacity is reached. You may change the number of people registering in the PayPal interface if registering for more than one person. 


 You will receive an electronic copy a couple of days beforehand so that you can print it if you wish. If you wish to receive a printed syllabus the additional charge is $4.00. Please make the appropriate selection.





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It is presumed that people mailing or delivering their registrations wish to attend in person rather than by Zoom.


Mail to:  Ozarks Genealogical Society, Inc., P O Box 3945, 

Springfield, MO 65808-3945