One of my lovely BULLOCK Internet cousins sent me this website for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--and since all of this is public information for everyone to share I wanted to let you know about it if you haven't already found this site.
For the Eastern States listed below, you can search for land patents by SURNAME, COUNTY, Township, etc. and order certified copies. The price will go up on 5/1/99 from $1.50 for the first copy to $2.00; additional copies of the same patent accession number are 50 cents extra. Take advantage of this before the price goes up! This can help you track down the whereabouts of your MURLIN ancestors at various points in time.
There were two listings for my G-grandfather Abraham D. MURLIN as well as one for his twin brother Daniel MURLIN in Mercer Co. OH. I have already ordered these certified land patents via email.
I am hoping to find this useful in locating other "stray" family lines where I have been at a dead end or am just starting to search further back(MEAD/OWEN/WHITE/SHIRLEY/REAUME). Try it out -- you can either click on the state map or the links that will be shown below when you arrive at the web site!
Alabama Land Patents
P.S. Does anyone out there know if there are additional government web sites for land patents in the New England, mid-Atlantic and Southern States???
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