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Trace your family's paths, find your ancestors' homes and explore the old country.
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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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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.
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Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records.
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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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From relationships to relocations, land deeds have the dirt on your family. Discover how to use property records to solve 10 genealogy puzzles.
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Dig into a genealogical gold mine: your ancestors' deeds, claims and other land records.
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