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== Introduction  ==
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=== Introduction [[Image:Emigrants Crossing the Plains.JPG|thumb|right|300px]] ===
  
 
The availability of land attracted many immigrants to America and encouraged westward expansion. Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These important records sometimes exist when few other records are available.  
 
The availability of land attracted many immigrants to America and encouraged westward expansion. Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These important records sometimes exist when few other records are available.  
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In the United States, land is acquired in basically one of two ways; from the government or from an individual. The first sale of land from the government to a person is called a grant or a patent. Thereafter, the sale of that land from a person&nbsp;is called a deed.
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Latest revision as of 03:43, 5 October 2012

Beginner's Corner
Online Sources
Acquiring Land
Topics
News and Events

Footnote.com ($) now has images of entry case files from Nebraska's Broken Bow land office, 1890-1908 (NARA M1915).

 
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Land and Property

Introduction
Emigrants Crossing the Plains.JPG

The availability of land attracted many immigrants to America and encouraged westward expansion. Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These important records sometimes exist when few other records are available.

Land records are primarily used to learn where an individual lived and when he lived there. They often reveal other family information, such as the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or neighbors. You may learn where a person lived previously, his occupation, if he had served in the military, if he was a naturalized citizen, and other clues for further research

The Land Acquisition Process

In the United States, land is acquired in basically one of two ways; from the government or from an individual. The first sale of land from the government to a person is called a grant or a patent. Thereafter, the sale of that land from a person is called a deed.

Government to Person Person to Person

United States

Federal Land States

Federal vs. State Land States.png
Federal land states (blue) & state land states (brown)

State Land States




 

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