Proving Parentage Preview

Henry Beasley land warrant

Enjoy this preview to Proving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws, with Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS

This webinar details where to look for land records and why they are important. North Carolina inheritance law and probate are explained. Ms. Leary also discusses the process of land acquisition and transfer, including the interpretation of deeds and grants. Analysis of the evidence found in these documents can yield clues to your ancestor’s prior location and familial relationships. These may be the solution you have been looking for to solve your genealogical brick wall.

The full webinar, along with handout, is always available in the Member Webinars section of the website. Several times a year, NCGS makes recorded webinars available to the public over a 3 day, free-play weekend. Watch for them on the NCGS home page under “Upcoming Events”. Available in the NCGS online store is North Carolina Research – Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series.

(Image source: “Land Warrant, Henry Beasley, 1751”, scanned photocopy from microfilm, State Archives of North Carolina, Public Domain)

Proving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws Preview
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