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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Jun 24, 2019

Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how land grants and patents that were received from the federal government. Diana tells about the process for our ancestors who applied for a land patent in federal land states and the papers that were created in the process. She ordered the Land Entry Case File from the National Archives for Thomas B. Royston and tells all about each paper contained in the file and its genealogical use. We also discuss headright grants in the Virginia Colony and George Land Lottery records.


Back to the Basics with Land Records: Part 3 – Land Grants & Patents

Tract Books - FamilySearch Wiki

Virginia Land and Property - FamilySearch Wiki

Headrights (VA-NOTES) - Library of Virginia

U.S. Land Records and Property - FamilySearch Wiki

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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