Lineage of Land: Tracing Property Without Recorded Deeds (a 2023 Reisinger Lecture)

Shannon Green, CG, CGG
Oct 20, 2023
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Thomas Hicks
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About this webinar

This case study traces a piece of property for two hundred years, from the Native Americans to the Dutch, to the English, and through fourteen members of the Hicks family over five generations. Transfer of title occurs through various instruments, including patents, unrecorded deeds, inheritance, escheatment, private laws, entails, deeds of lease and release, life estates, and coverture. Tracing the lineage of the property elucidates family relationships that were otherwise forgotten.

This class is presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series and is being broadcasted by Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Shannon Green, CG, is a genealogy researcher, writer, and educator. She started looking into her ancestry in 2010 and has been debunking family lore, overturning famil
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  1. CC
    Cathy Cline
    9 months ago

    Good example of why you need a lawyer involved in land transactions! LOL!

  2. EB
    Eve B Mayes
    9 months ago

    Well done!! Destroyed records makes tracing land ownership so difficult. Glad you got lucky with those donated papers! Thank you for making this available to us!

  3. JP
    J. Paul Hawthorne
    9 months ago

    Shannon rocks! Very well researched and presented.

  4. JH
    Jonelle Hilleary
    9 months ago

    Very useful.

  5. VH
    Vicki Hilb
    9 months ago

    Very knowledgeable speaker. Very clear and overall great presentation

  6. DM
    Dee Mathews
    9 months ago

    Land records can be very difficult to find and understand. Shannon did a wonderful job of showing us how she traced complicated land records for this Hicks family. Her visuals were wonderful and she was wonderful in explaining what had happened to the land as she went along..

  7. MS
    Mary Sanphilipo
    9 months ago

    Very well presented

  8. CB
    Cheryl Bohn
    9 months ago

    This fun webinar imparted a lot of information that could have been dry & caused people’s eyes to glaze over. Instead, the missing family information set up the questions that needed answers. The examples provided an interesting vehicle to learn how the law impacted our ancestors’ claims to property. Shannon illustrated an incredible array of untapped sources for records & clues. Just when you believe you’ve found “everything,” you learn there are clues yet to be discovered to answer our questions.


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