- Genealogy fundamental webinar on the cash sale paperwork files--$2.00--twenty minute presentation and two handouts. Add to cart here. Immediate download as a Windows media file.
- Using the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Website. This lecture discusses effective search techniques for the site, how to formulate your searches, how to trouble-shoot searches, a search template, and what records patents in the BLM site can lead to. You can purchase the recorded version of the webinar as a Windows media file and the handout as as PDF for $8.50.
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.