Using U.S. Land Records in Genealogy

Some helpful videos about land records and how to use them

Land records in the United States can give interesting information about your ancestors, as well as help you to find information about them you can't find elsewhere.

The following video from the BYU Family History Library give some basic information about land records including what they are, how they can help us, and how to find them.

The following video produced by the Barefoot Genealogist at gives information about land records and how to use them.

Need help finding more records? Try our genealogical records directory which has more than 850,000 sources to help you more easily locate the available records.

Have an ancestor you are having difficulty finding? Learn from examples of breaking down break walls in our brick wall ancestor series or request that your ancestor be included.

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