09 February 2013

Confused About Using the BLM Tract Books?

Confused About How to Use the BLM Tract Books?
Tract book entry from Ohio--1821

We can help with that.

The Bureau of Land Management Office tract books are a good source for additional information on your homesteading or federal land acquiring ancestors. This material supplements what is in the homestead file, allows you to see names of neighboring claims, even if those claims were not completed. If you've ever wondered who might have started a claim near your ancestor, but never completed it--these books are the way to find out. 

Our presentation takes you through five different examples--step by step.

Our webinar on using the books (most of which are available for free on FamilySearch) is only $6 and goes through several examples, in Ohio, Illinois, and Nebraska for a variety of purchase types. If you've never used the tract books because you found them too confusing, let this webinar cut through the confusion.

You can order the recording and handout for $6 via this link:

If you registered for the webinar, but were unable to attend, please let me know and I'll send a complimentary link.