Topic: Land Records

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United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955

3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.

1859 Map of Washington County Iowa

Iowa Atlases, Farm Directories, and Plat Books

This collection contains digital atlases, farm directories, and plat books for all 99 Iowa counties. We have collated these from a variety of online sources, and provide them here as a single source for all online Iowa County Atlases, Farm Directories, and Plat Books.

Land Ownership and Township Plat

Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898

These township plat maps began with the Public Lands Survey in the United States initiated by the Land Ordinance Act of 1785, and this collection includes maps for all or parts of Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Maps were prepared from survey field notes taken by deputy surveyors and can include physical details and man-made improvements. They also indicate township and section lines, section numbers, acreage of holdings, and sometimes names of landholders.

York County Maine Deeds

York County Maine Registry of Deeds 1642-1737

At a meeting of the Maine Historical Society, held in Portland on the 23d of December, 1882, a communication was received from Mr. John T. Hull, proposing to publish the early volumes in the York registry of deeds and asking for the cooperation of the society. Messrs. Edward H. Elwell, James P. Baxter and William Goold were thereupon appointed a committee to present the matter to the legislature of Maine. The fruition of their collaboration are the following 20 volumes of York County Maine Registry of Deeds.

Robert Love – Land Record

On the 8th day of Sept., 1835, Robert Love, the Elder, divided his Nola Chucky property between Dillard Love, of Macon County, North Carolina and the heirs of Thomas Dillard Love, of Washington County, East Tennessee. This property was formerly the property of the said Robert Love’s Father-in-law, General Thomas Dillard. The above data is in the Records at Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee.-F.D. Love.

Dillard Love – Land Record

Dillard Love conveyed to Mary E. Love, daughter of Robert C. Love, Ninety-one acres of land in Cherokee District, Washington County, Tennessee, the consideration for same being LOVE and AFFECTION. Note-This was done by Dillard Love because the said Mary Love was destitute. Deed dated 1843, and on file in the Jonesboro Records-F.D. Love.

Township 20-28 North, Range 12 East, Indian Meridian

Exhibit D The list of land filed with the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, December 16, 1902, and amended January 23, 1903, by Walter S. Logon, claiming to be the attorney for the Delaware Indians, is found as indicated below, from the Commission’s records, to be claimed and occupied by Delaware Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, as per Commission’s citizenship cards, and to this land there has not appeared any adverse claimant. NOTE: After you find your ancestor listed on this page, you should take the the Card Number, and go to the Final Roll Database and search there.

Township 22-27 North, Range 16 East, Indian Meridian

Exhibit D The list of land filed with the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, December 16, 1902, and amended January 23, 1903, by Walter S. Logon, claiming to be the attorney for the Delaware Indians, is found as indicated below, from the Commission’s records, to be claimed and occupied by Delaware Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, as per Commission’s citizenship cards, and to this land there has not appeared any adverse claimant. NOTE: After you find your ancestor listed on this page, you should take the the Card Number, and go to the Final Roll Database and search there.

Township 24-27 North, Range 17 East, Indian Meridian

Exhibit D The list of land filed with the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, December 16, 1902, and amended January 23, 1903, by Walter S. Logon, claiming to be the attorney for the Delaware Indians, is found as indicated below, from the Commission’s records, to be claimed and occupied by Delaware Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, as per Commission’s citizenship cards, and to this land there has not appeared any adverse claimant. NOTE: After you find your ancestor listed on this page, you should take the the Card Number, and go to the Final Roll Database and search there.