Friday, December 2, 2011

General Land Office Records

The records of the General Land Office (GLO) document the first or initial transfer of public land from the United States to private ownership.  The Official Land Records Site has a databases for researching your ancestors who might have been homesteaders.

The site provides live access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. They also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.

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