federal land patents

Federal Land Acquirers

Federal land records from the United States Bureau of Land Management are one of those types of records that researchers sometimes overlook. BLM records utilized by genealogists usually¬†were created during the process of transferring real estate from federal to private ownership. These claims, warrant applications, and the like are currently housed at the National Archives. […]


A Surprise Swampy Entry in the BLM Tract Books

Looking at everything takes time and is not always practical, but it often brings about unexpected results. I’ve known for years that William S. Newman purchased via a cash sale 40 acres of property in Tipton County, Indiana. Newman probably did not actually live on the property and sold it a few years after he […]