Friday, May 14, 2010
52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #20
This week we are supposed to check out the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Government Land Office (GLO) Federal Land Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/) web page. I must say I have been using this site for a couple of years now. I love it when I find a new land patent for my family!
While researching in Hancock County, Ohio in April, I found a transcribed book listing all the settlers in Hancock County. I was surprised to find my William Littrick there, I did not know he was there that early. But his name was misspelled as Littrich! So I went back to the BLM and located his land patent. I am currently awaiting his land file from NARA.
Don't forget to search in alternative ways!