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.
Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records.
Follow this guide to learn how to best use the David Rumsey map collection for your research.
From relationships to relocations, land deeds have the dirt on your family. Discover how to use property records to solve 10 genealogy puzzles.
Understanding the 1862 Homestead Act, using the Newberry Atlas of Historical Boundaries, and demystifying confusing land record terms. Plus: Why Facebook's new timeline has a silver lining for genealogists.
Pinpointing the county in which your family lived during a given year is easy, thanks to the Newberry Library's Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Beat your brick walls by following the law. Our guide reveals how studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
Digging into the city's multicultural roots can be both a challenge and a fiesta -- these tips and resources will get you started.
Learn how to home in on answers to ancestral place puzzles with our guide to Google Earth.
Expert answers to your genealogy questions.