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Ohio – The Great Land Experiment
Many roads led to and through Ohio. The promise of land opened up a whole new world for immigration and migration to what was known as “the west”. Ohio was the first of the states in the Northwest Territory to become a state. There existed plenty of good and fertile land, but a new system of measuring the land was about to emerge with Jefferson's rectangular survey. Everything new was tried in
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA