Bureau of Land Management and General Land Office Records – Another Free Resource!

Another great free resource! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the General Land Office (GLO) Records site are free online resources with tons of historical data in their files. They provide Federal land conveyance records for public land states (mostly Mid-West and Western States) which includes images for more than five million land survey plats, field notes, status records, indexes and more from the years 1788 – present! This is such a valuable resource. I was able to trace down a lot of my family lands in Texas and beyond with these records.

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The web site takes a little exploring but it is organized by six individual types of records and indexes which helps to sort through the vast amount of data that is held on this site. Check it out and see if you come up with anything that will help you in your research! This link below will take you directly there!

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management – General Land Office Records Database


Preserving Pioneer History: Cemeteries in Nebraska

We have a big problem in Nebraska with our old pioneer cemeteries. Farming continues to encroach on abandoned cemeteries and when those cemeteries are on private property farmers will often destroy the cemeteries. Our cemeteries are protected under state laws, however, only about half of the cemeteries were on the state registry in 2017. An…


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