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Online Land Resources

To search for online land records by name:

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) site with live database access to federal land conveyance records for the public land states. Includes digital images of more than 2,000,000 federal land title records for Eastern public land states issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of serial patents, issued between 1908 and the mid-1960s, are currently being added:
    www.glorecords.blm.gov

    For links to multiple probate and wills site:

  • About.com's Kimberly Powell's land records links:
    genealogy.about.com/hobbies/genealogy/msubland.htm

    To learn more about land records and how to use them in your research:

  • Analyzing Deeds for Useful Clues by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL for the Board for Certification of Genealogists' OnBoard newsletter:
    www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld951.html
  • Linda Haas Davenport's Learning Center - click on land records:
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~haas/learningcenter.html
  • U.S. Land & Property Research by Bill Utterback, CGRS for the International Internet Genealogical Society University:
    users.arn.net/~billco/uslpr.htm
  • Retracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records by William Dollarhide for the Genealogy Bulletin:
    www.ultranet.com/%7Edeeds/deeds.htm
  • Homesteaders Left Marks on Land and Paper by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, C.G.:
    www.ancestry.com/columns/myra/Shaking_Family_Tree07-24-97.htm
  • The Homestead Act of 1862 by Richard Pence:
    http://www.ultranet.com/~deeds/homestead.htm
  • Computer Programs for Drawing Plat Maps:
    http://www.ultranet.com/~deeds/homestead.htm
  • Graphical Display of the Federal Township and Range System:
    www.outfitters.com/genealogy/land/twprangemap.html
  • Vikki Gray's Understanding Legal Land Descriptions:
    hometown.aol.com/vikkigray/landtutorial.htm

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