About this Event
315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Indiana librarians will receive LEUs for attending.
Platting your ancestors land can help answer questions and add much needed context to your family
story. Understand the differences and similarities of the Metes and Bounds Survey and the Public Land
Survey Systems. This interactive workshop with genealogist John Barr will help you learn how to read land descriptions and with a few simple tools, teach you how to draw a plat of your ancestor’s property and place it on any map!
Needed for this workshop are items as common as a ruler and a protractor. A ruler that measures 10ths
of an inch and a land protractor are preferred but not essential. If you do not have these items, a limited number will
be available at the workshop for use to practice your hand at platting land descriptions. Seeing your
ancestors land platted on a map can shine a new light and offer insight to their life and livelihood. Feel
free to bring your own land records if you need help deciphering them!