Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records. This article includes a short Genealogy How-To Video on how to map your ancestor's property with the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office website.
Who could ever forget Gerald O'Hara's famous words to his spirited daughter in Gone with the Wind? You can probably hear his Irish brogue resonating in your head:
“Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.”