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Research Strategies: Using Land Records

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Format: Download

Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records.

In this 6-page primer from Family Tree Magazine, you'll learn:

  • what types of land records were created in the United States
  • what's the difference between a state-land state and a public-land state
  • how the rectangular survey system works
  • why land records and wills are worth searching even for poor ancestors
  • how to trace ancestors who got land under the 1862 Homestead Act
  • where to look for and how to use deeds
  • how legal property rights applied to your female ancestors

SKU U0057
Author/Speaker/Editor Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
File Type PDF
Format Download
$4.00

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