Land Records are an
important source to finding the location of your ancestor.
After you have located your ancestor on a census record, you will
have the information for a courthouse record search.
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
The Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen and Abandoned Lands -Research related to
the Southern States, mid 1800s
Location Guide to the General Land Office (GLO) Survey Plats
A list of organizations that own GLO plats (originals or