Expert in Historical Land Title Research to Tell Story of NJ families and Genealogy
The Historical Society of Moorestown, in conjunction with the Moorestown Library, is pleased to present speaker Joseph Grabas, a leading expert in historical land title research and author of Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes, and the Pursuit of Happiness, on March 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Moorestown Public Library, 111 W. 2nd Street, Moorestown NJ 08057.
Mr. Grabas will recount how people of different backgrounds fought to claim their piece of the Garden State, share bizarre and mysterious stories uncovered by NJ’s property records, and explain how these records can be used to learn about family history and genealogy.
The speaker is one of only 25 people in NJ designated a Certified Title Professional and is one of the first five people in the US designated a National Title Professional by the American Land Title Association. He has searched, examined and/or insured over 100,000 land titles in five States and all 21 NJ counties over the last 40 years. Mr. Grabas has pioneered the field of interpretive land records research, and is a State Court expert in land title and real estate matters. He is a State-certified Title Instructor and State-authorized to teach continuing education to insurers, realtors, and lawyers. Mr. Grabas is a Commissioner on the Monmouth County Historical Commission and a visiting lecturer at Monmouth University.
All speaker series events are free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from The Elizabeth Tuttle Fund.