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=== Introduction [[Image:Emigrants Crossing the Plains.JPG|thumb|right|300px]] ===
  
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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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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
  
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== The Land Acquisition Process  ==
  
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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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*[[Government Land Grants|Government Land Grants]]
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*[[Colonial Land|Colonial Land]]
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*[[Grants from the Federal Government (Public Domain)|Federal Land]]
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*[[State Land|State Land]]<br>
  
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*[[United States. United-States - Land and Property- Deeds|Deeds]]
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*[[County and Town Records|County and Town Records]]
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*[[Inheriting Land|Inheriting Land]]
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*[[Grants to Land Companies and Railroads|Land Companies/Railroads]]
  
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== United States  ==
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==== <u>Federal Land States</u>  ====
  
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*[[Alabama Land and Property|Alabama]]
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*[[Alaska Land and Property|Alaska]]
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*[[Arizona Land and Property|Arizona]]
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*[[Arkansas Land and Property|Arkansas]]
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*[[California Land and Property|California]]
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*[[Colorado Land and Property|Colorado]]
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*[[District of Columbia Land and Property|District of Columbia]]
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*[[Florida Land and Property|Florida]]
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*[[Idaho Land and Property|Idaho]]
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*[[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois]]
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*[[Indiana Land and Property|Indiana]]
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*[[Iowa Land and Property|Iowa]]
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*[[Kansas Land and Property|Kansas]]
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*[[Louisiana Land and Property|Louisiana]]
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*[[Michigan Land and Property|Michigan]]
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*[[Minnesota Land and Property|Minnesota]]
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*[[Mississippi Land and Property|Mississippi]]
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*[[Missouri Land and Property|Missouri]]
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*[[Montana Land and Property|Montana]]
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*[[Nebraska Land and Property|Nebraska]]
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*[[Nevada Land and Property|Nevada]]
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*[[New Mexico Land and Property|New Mexico]]
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*[[North Dakota Land and Property|North Dakota]]
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*[[Ohio Land and Property|Ohio]]
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*[[Oklahoma Land and Property|Oklahoma]]
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*[[Oregon Land and Property|Oregon]]
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*[[South Dakota Land and Property|South Dakota]]
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*[[Utah Land and Property|Utah]]
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*[[Washington Land and Property Records|Washington]]
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*[[Wisconsin Land and Property|Wisconsin]]
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*[[Wyoming Land and Property|Wyoming]]
  
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==== <u>State Land States</u>  ====
  
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*[[Connecticut Land and Property|Connecticut]]
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*[[Delaware Land and Property|Delaware]]
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*[[Georgia Land and Property|Georgia]]
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*[[Hawaii Land and Property|Hawaii]]
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*[[Kentucky Land and Property|Kentucky]]
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*[[Maine Land and Property|Maine]]
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*[[Maryland Land and Property|Maryland]]
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*[[Massachusetts Land and Property|Massachusetts]]
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*[[New Hampshire Land and Property|New Hamsphire]]
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*[[New Jersey Land and Property|New Jersey]]
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*[[New York Land and Property|New York]]
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*[[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Land and Property|Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Rhode Island Land and Property|Rhode Island]]
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*[[South Carolina Land and Property|South Carolina]]
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*[[Tennessee Land and Property|Tennessee]]
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*[[Texas Land and Property|Texas]]
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*[[Vermont Land and Property|Vermont]]
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*[[Virginia Land and Property|Virginia]]
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*[[West Virginia Land and Property|West Virginia]]
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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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