October 9, 2021 ~ 10:30am – 3:30pm
Frisco Heritage Center, Second Floor Theater

Our classes resume on October 9, 2021 with two classes scheduled in the Frisco Heritage Museum second floor theater. Both classes will focus on searching for and reading property deeds. HAF member Vickie Burns will teach both of the classes.

Classes are free but registration is required so we are prepared for all participants. Please email Vickie Burns at and indicate if you are coming to the Morning, Afternoon or Both classes.

TIP: In order to get the most out of the classes, it will be helpful if you bring your own device so you can follow along. Handouts will be provided listing the different terms used in the class.

Session One: “How to search for Land Deeds in Denton and Collin Counties”

10:30am to 12:30pm

You will learn how to use county websites to search for property deeds. While the class will focus on Collin and Denton Counties, the lessons learned can be applied to other counties as well. You will also learn about abstracts, lots, blocks and the different types of deeds.

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30pm

Eat out, bring your own, or order an optional $10 box lunch from Babes when you sign in. (Please note there are no vending machines in the museum.) If staying for both classes, you’ll have a great opportunity to visit with other genealogists during lunch.

Session Two: “Reading Deeds with Metes and Bounds”

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Now that you have found a deed, you will learn what the terms within the deeds mean. You will also learn about the different measurement tools used like links, chains and varas.

Here is the list of the other classes that have been taught at the museum. If anyone is interested in any of these classes, please email  If there is enough interest, a small group or another class can be scheduled.

Gateway to Genealogy-A class for people new researching their family history.

Navigating Web Sites-Shows people how to navigate the most popular genealogy sites.

Brick Wall Genealogy Workshop-Hear some brick wall success stories and get help with your own Brick wall research

IT Guide to Genealogy- It is a computer class and a genealogy class all in one. This class will help people get the most out of research, by learning keyboard shortcuts and search tips and tricks.

Genealogy Gems-This will be a guide of overlooked and lesser-known genealogy web sites from several states.


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