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Fall Program: Real Estate & Relatives: A Genealogical Adventure

on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:52am

Did you ever wonder who owned your home before you did? Ok, you probably met them when you signed the mortgage. What about the people who owned it before they did? If you live in a modern plan in Cranberry Township, there is a good chance that you had your home built for you. But where did the land come from? In Cranberry, it was probably part of someone's farm. In fact, in Western PA, it was probably part of someone's farm.

If you didn't build your home, you bought it from somebody else, who might have bought it from somebody else, who bought it from a developer, who bought the land from a farmer. The farmer might have inherited the land, or bought it from yet another farmer and so on and so on, all the way back to the Purchase of 1784, Depreciation Land survey's of 1783, Revolutionary War, French & Indian War and the time of the Indians.

Please join us at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 30, 2012 in the Senior/Teen Center (across the hall from the library) at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road for a genealogical adventure in real estate and relatives. Our speaker is John D. Schalcosky, president of the Ross Township Historical Society and the recently formed West View Historical Society, author of "Ross Township", part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series, historian and genealogist. John will share with us his knowledge in tracing the origin of homes and the people who lived in them.

As usual, we will supply light snacks and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm