Introduction to Land Office Records in Ohio (GW 18A)
Do you think that your ancestor may have bought land from the United States government or received a Revolutionary War bounty? This course describes the differences between a bounty, a direct sale, a grant, and a homestead, and provides a description of how land was divided in Ohio. The course points out where in Ohio lands were available to Revolutionary War veterans, describes how to determine who claimed Revolutionary bounty lands, and how to locate individual claims. Original records will be used to illustrate grants and surveys. All seven original land surveys will be covered. This is a broad introduction to land records and will serve those just beginning research in this area.
Date/Time: May 5, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
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