Land & Property Research in the United States

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Ancestry Publishing, 1997 - History - 517 pages
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When early settlers left their homelands to start a new life in America, they had dreams of owning their own land a prospering from their own efforts. They were suspicious of all forms of government and did their best, in many cases, to be invisible to a variety of record keepers. But when it came to ensuring that their precious land was, without doubt, their own, they were careful to provide all of the information requested of them by the various government agencies. It is this care in reporting that makes this reference as valuable as the most comprehensive and useful review of land and property research for genealogists.
  

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Contents

Introduction to PreU S Possessions
3
British Possession
23
French Possession
39
Mexican Possession
49
Introduction to State Lands
59
Records Generated by State Lands
67
Strategies for State Land Records
89
Introduction to Federal Lands
101
Records Generated by Federal Land
111
Strategies for Federal Land Records
171
Introduction to Individual Lands
181
Introduction to Special Interest Lands
199
Appendix A
213
Appendix B
269
Index
499
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