Squatters, Pre-emptioners and Thieves: Early Land Records

Ruby Coleman
May 17, 2016
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Doomsday Book
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Acquiring Land Title
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NC Land Warrants
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Preemption Rights
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Warrant Complications
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Other Cessions
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Ordinance of 1785
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Land Acts
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Private Claims
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Preemption Act 1841
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Claim Associations
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General Land Office
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Land-Entry Case Files
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Tract Book Locations
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About this webinar

Land records are paramount in genealogical research. Learn about your ancestors who may have been squatters, a member of a claim club or transferred their presumptions. Land laws were often abused and those who took advantage of them are also discussed.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ruby Coleman, who resides in North Platte, Nebraska, spends a good deal of her time doing genealogical research on her families in Nebraska and the plains states, and also professionally. She has lived in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, and
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