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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Digging for Ancestors at the Bureau of Land Management

Presenter: Michelle Roos Goodrum


The Bureau of Land Management website is a goldmine of information for your ancestors who settled the public land states. It can point you to their prior locations, help identify neighbors, and much more. It also provides the information needed to order your ancestor's land entry case file (the paperwork they filled out to obtain their land). Take a tour of the website to learn about your ancestors.

Level:
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
USA