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Feb 28, 2022

Suppose your ancestor claimed homestead land in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. In that case, you may potentially be able to find a treasure trove of personal information on that person and their family in their application for title to the land.

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Feb 25, 2022

Tax records are one of the easiest types of land records to search, and also one of the first ones you should look at when delving into this kind of record. Tax records on land have been around for almost all of human recorded history. They may tell you a little about an ancestor, or a lot. They are definitely...

Feb 24, 2022

Have you started using tax records to research the lives of your ancestors? If not, you should. Tax records offer a lot of information you never imagined.

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Historical Postcard Giveaway

Feb 21, 2022

Land records are some of the most useful genealogical records that exist, outside of the basic birth, death, and marriage records. You may not have thought about using them in your genealogical research, but you should. You can find an incredible amount of useful information in them. This is what you need to know about...

Feb 18, 2022

If you don’t know when or where your ancestor came to the United States, there are places you can look that can provide you with that information. Once you have the information, you can look up the immigration or naturalization record. These records will provide interesting and valuable information on your...