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  • Earth Point - Fly to a legal description Uses free Google Earth and a legal description or Lat/Longitude to virtually plot and show you what it looks like today. Great site!
  • Land Ownership Maps Pick your State, County, Year and Zoom in. First, find your person on a census, see if a farmer that owned land. If he bought the land from the Federal Gov't, good chance to get a folder of information on him from the Nat'l Archives if state is one of the 30 Public Land Survey States..
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