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LCGS Speaker & Topic | Meeting Date: Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Jerri McCoy:  "Using Land Records to Break Down Brick Walls"

The difference between land records and deeds in State Land States and Federal Land States, plus a couple of examples of "outside the box" ways she used land records to resolve difficult genealogical problems.

Jerri was born and raised in San Diego, California.  She received her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from San Diego State University and she worked in the computer industry for 30 years before retiring.

Jerri has been active in genealogy for over 40 years.  She is a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches, the Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Olympia Genealogical Society, and the Washington State Genealogical Society.  Jerri is past president of two genealogical societies and has held numerous lineage society offices.  She is currently the membership genealogist (called their Historian) for the Washington State Mayflower Society.

Jerri has published two books on her family and is working on two more.  She broke down a major brick wall using land records, and wrote an article documenting this elusive Mayflower line ancestor, which was published in the Mayflower Descendants, found at this link: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hulshizer/mccoyhome/md57-0122%20final.pdf  The detective work using these land records to solve this puzzle are part of the program that she will be presenting at this meeting.

Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting is at 6:30 pm, with doors open at 6:15 at St. John's Lutheran Church,
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA 98532