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Trace your family's paths, find your ancestors' homes and explore the old country.
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Discover your ancestry and find family history with these five type of genealogy land records.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Discover more about your family's home life with this guide to the most popular architectural styles of homes.
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Learn how to home in on answers to ancestral place puzzles with our guide to Google Earth.
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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.
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