Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bureau of Land Management Location Searches

Don't forget if you find your ancestor received a patent from the Bureau of Land Management to search for others who might have patented property near his. The site is

I always search at least for people who obtained property in the same or adjacent sections. Entire townships can be too large when we're talking 40 acre parcels.

1 comment:

  1. You may find ancestors by searching in the township of other relatives -- simply because you are not spelling the name the way in which it was indexed. It was in this manner that I found my ancestor's land warrant for service in the Mexican War. I had no idea this 20yr old Prussian immigrant had been involved.