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Tract Books: An Index to the Disposition of Public Domain Land

Federal tract books serve as a master index to sales, leases, homesteads, and other transactions related to the disposition of thie majority of surveyed public land in the 30 U.S. public land states. Learn how to use tract books to locate information on your ancestors or the original ownership of a particular parcel, and how to access digitized tract books online for free.

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