Learn how to use Google Earth to tackle three common problems when it comes to finding your ancestors, and you'll find you can locate the homes of your ancestors (yes, even if it's now a parking lot!) and pinpoint a location in an old photo.
Discover your ancestry and find family history with these five type of genealogy land records.
Follow this guide to learn how to best use the David Rumsey map collection for your research. This article contains a Genealogy How-To Video demonstrating how to find free maps on the David Rumsey website.
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.
Discover more about your family's home life with this guide to the most popular architectural styles of homes.
Q. My ancestor received land in Ohio for his Revolutionary War service. Why can’t I find any trace of it on the General Land Offi ce Records site?
Whether your ancestors lived in a state-land or public-land state affects the land records you'll look for. Learn which states fall into which category.
Don't let long distances from your ancestral stomping grounds keep you from discovering the treasures in land records. The author of Locating Your Roots shares secrets for researching deeds without leaving home.
With 2 million General Land Office patents to mine, the Bureau of Land Management's Web site is an El Dorado for public land records.