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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Finding U.S. Land Records

I found an excellent summary of how to find U.S. land records from the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society in Santa Clara, California. The Society also has a valuable list of indexes to local Santa Clara County records. This website is an excellent example of the type of information available from local historical and genealogical societies.
I found this particular website while investigating federal land records on the Bureau of Land Management website and land records on I have often needed a map of the principal meridians and baselines and found one on the website.

This is an example of how research can proceed on the Internet. Here is a further link I found on the society webpage to the Santa Clara City Library:

 Also, don't forget to search and local libraries and museums.

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