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Genealogy & Land Titles

This session will review standards of professional genealogical research and ethics; genealogical research and title issues (Suit to Quiet Title; Quit Claims; Reversion clauses; Abandoned Property or Adverse Possession; Mineral rights); types of records used in genealogical research; and services offered by professional genealogists (Chart of descendants; Disambiguation of same-name individuals; Kinship determination report; Identification/location of potential heirs/owners; Affidavit of potential heirs). Students will have the opportunity to learn about each topic through concrete case examples and to explore and question various methods of research. At the end of this session, students will have an understanding of how genealogical research may supplement and augment traditional title examination and underwriting.

Deborah Harvey

Deborah is the founder and principle researcher of Back To Your Roots. She began her family history research in Northern Virginia conducting research at the National Archives and the Fairfax County Library’s Virginia Reading Room. Deborah is a trained engineer and defense intelligence analyst. She has completed numerous courses at genealogy institutes including an Advanced Genealogy Practicum, the National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course, and received a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.She serves as Editor of The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter and has consulted with The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Who Do You Think You Are?"