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=== Introduction [[Image:Emigrants Crossing the Plains.JPG|thumb|right|300px]] ===
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=== Introduction ===
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[[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.  
 
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
 
  
 
== Getting started with United States Land and Property research  ==
 
== Getting started with United States Land and Property research  ==
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*[[Beginning Land and Property Research#Tips:|Tips for beginners]]
 
*[[Beginning Land and Property Research#Tips:|Tips for beginners]]
  
=== Did you know?  ===
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== Did you know?  ==
  
 
*"Property" refers to more than land. Records of slaves, livestock brands, stray animals, indentures, and loans can be found in records kept by many towns and counties.  
 
*"Property" refers to more than land. Records of slaves, livestock brands, stray animals, indentures, and loans can be found in records kept by many towns and counties.  
 
*The person who obtains title to land from the government receives a land grant. Subsequent exchanges of land&nbsp;are person-to-person exchanges involving deeds.
 
*The person who obtains title to land from the government receives a land grant. Subsequent exchanges of land&nbsp;are person-to-person exchanges involving deeds.
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== Research Tools  ==
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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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== Online Sources  ==
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Patent search:<br>[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov www.glorecords.blm.gov]<br>Research strategies: <br>[http://www.familyhistory101.com/research-land/index.html Family History 101]<br>Search records:<br>[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com]&nbsp;($)<br>[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
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== States  ==
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Revision as of 23:09, 23 August 2011

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.

Getting started with United States Land and Property research

Did you know?

  • "Property" refers to more than land. Records of slaves, livestock brands, stray animals, indentures, and loans can be found in records kept by many towns and counties.
  • The person who obtains title to land from the government receives a land grant. Subsequent exchanges of land are person-to-person exchanges involving deeds.

Research Tools

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.

Online Sources

Patent search:
www.glorecords.blm.gov
Research strategies:
Family History 101
Search records:
Footnote.com ($)
Ancestry.com ($)

States

Federal Land States

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Federal land states (blue) & state land states (brown)

State Land States


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