Casefile Clues

29 January 2012

What's In A Federal Cash Land Sale File?

Ever wonder what's in a federal cash land sale file? We've discussed these records in several issues of Casefile Clues but people often do not understand what typically is contained in these files and whether it's worth it to obtain copies of these papers for their own ancestors from the National Archives. The Bureau of Land Management website has the patents online for free...the supporting documentation from the cash sale of land files are housed at the National Archives. The fundamental webinar discusses the files and when they could and be helpful--and when they might not.