The use of land records are often overlooked in doing genealogical research and yet they have a vast amount of information available. Looking at the Grantor and Grantee can sometimes give clues to family relationships. Building a neighborhood picture also helps in defining relationships. I recently began using land records available from the Bureau of Land Management http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ according to their website, "they provide image access to more than three million Federal land title records for eastern Public land states, issued between 1820 and 1908." I was fortunate enough to find records on a couple of my ancestors.
|transfer between William Mays and Ephraim B Tillotson|
|Luther Tillotson, Warren County Indiana|