DNR Land Records, Public Land Records
BLM, GLO Records We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960’s) are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands -Research related to the Southern States, mid 1800s
A Location Guide to the General Land Office (GLO) Survey Plats
A list of organizations that own GLO plats (originals or copies.
Homestead Act of 1862 – The Homestead Act of 1862 was passed by the U.S. Congress. It provided for the transfer of 160 acres (65 hectares) of unoccupied public land to each homesteader on payment of a nominal fee after five years of residence; land could also be acquired after six months of residence at $1.25 an acre. The government had previously sold land to settlers in the West for revenue purposes.