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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

U.S. Land and Tax Records Research Guide now on

The third of a series of books that continue to be added to by is the U.S. Land and Tax Records Research Guide. The primary authors of this series are Holly T. Hansen, Arlene H. Eakle Ph.D and James L. Tanner (me). The series also includes the following titles already on

You can find the books on by searching for the book title or by searching for any one of the authors.

These books originate in a continuing series of week-long Research Retreats held in Salt Lake City, Utah with hands-on instruction at the world famous Family History Library. The next event will be held from August 17, 2015 to August 22, 2015. The event includes both hands-on help from the staff, but also classroom training. The next Retreat is as follows:
New England Library Learning Experience
Research at Family History Library / Classroom & Lodging at Crystal Inn Hotel
230 W. 500 S.
Salt Lake City , Utah 84101
The book series has been created as the classroom material for the Retreats. If you cannot attend the classes in person, the entire class offerings will be made available in a live broadcast in the form of a webinar. See the New England Virtual Family History Expo, August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015. The webinar classes are also recorded and a CD containing the entire class presentations will be available for purchase in addition to the books online on You can keep posted on the upcoming Retreats by going to the Events page on

To see all of the books, including those that will be coming soon to, visit the Store. There you will find the books, the CDs of the recorded webinars and many other helpful genealogically related products.

As I mentioned in a previous post, Holly, Arlene and I plus some others such as Ruth Maness, AG, are the authors of these books. We do get paid for our writing and teaching as we have for many years in our association with If you have attended a genealogy conference over the years sponsored by you have experienced the high level of professionalism of Holly Hansen and her staff. By teaching the classes, helping attendees with their research at the Family History Library, publishing the books and the recordings of the webinars, we hope to reach an even larger audience than we did by holding the conferences.

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