Video on the Bureau of Land Management Website

June 11, 2012 at 3:54 am | Posted in Genealogy Websites | Leave a comment

Did your ancestor make the first purchase of land as he or she moved West?  Were they the first to own land, previously held by the Native Americans?  Did they receive Bounty Land or land through the Homestead Act?  Did they receive a Patent for their land?

If so, you may be able to download for FREE the actual patent (title/deed) for their land from the Bureau of Land Management website.  This organization and website is one of the many unsung heroes of genealogy archives.  Once you have the Patent, you can order the Land Entry Files (their application papers) from the National Archives.

To learn more about the site and how to access the records, watch my new video.  You can access it here.

Happy Researching.


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