Land Records are an important source to finding the location of your ancestor. After you have located your ancestor on a census record, you will have the information for a courthouse record search.
BLM, GLO Records
We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960’s) are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
Research related to the Southern States, mid 1800s
A Location Guide to the General Land Office (GLO) Survey PlatsA list of organizations that own GLO plats (originals or copies.