Sites and Online Tips from Genealogist Michael John Neill
Monday, February 16, 2015
Search Newspapers for the Assignees
If your ancestor assigned a bounty land warrant to someone whose name is unfamiliar, consider searching newspapers for that person's name. Newspapers may catch people who don't appear in census and other records--and may mention the assignee as a speculator in an advertisement or other newspaper item. Our recent post on Rootdig contains an example ad from the 1850s.