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Event Education-Penn's Land Records

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • 393



     Penn's Land Records by Sandy Rumble

William Penn and his heirs kept detailed records of their early land transactions. The process consisted of 5 steps: application, warrant, survey, return, and ends when the buyer receives a patent to his land. In the interim, the settler paid taxes on the land, but finalizing the purchase could take 40 years or longer. Indexes to these invaluable records are available online but are challenging to locate and work with as they are not computer-searchable. Once critical pieces of information are located, detailed records of the transactions can be ordered from the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Sandy started her career as a software developer and trainer. For over 30 years, Sandy was the go-to person to train new users in cutting-edge software developing in-house training programs for new development tools. Expanding her interest in teaching outside the software industry, Sandy began teaching genealogy, DNA testing, the Constitution, Congress, and the judicial system at the Delaware Valley University Center for Learning in Retirement. Sandy recently began speaking at genealogical institutes, conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and DAR Chapters. As a course coordinator for GRIP, Sandy coordinated Documentation for Lineage Societies and co-coordinated Answering the Call of Uncle Sam, an exploration of 18th & 19th century American military records. 

Access will be through GoToWebinar.  Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


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