Digging into the city's multicultural roots can be both a challenge and a fiesta -- these tips and resources will get you started.
Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records.
With 2 million General Land Office patents to mine, the Bureau of Land Management's Web site is an El Dorado for public land records.
If your ancestral home is old enough or architecturally noteworthy, someone might've already researched its history.
If your ancestors' walls could talk, what would they say? Find out with our guide to researching the places your family called home.
These resources will help you research the places your family called home.
Pinpointing the county in which your family lived during a given year is easy, thanks to the Newberry Library's Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Whether your ancestors lived in a state-land or public-land state affects the land records you'll look for. Learn which states fall into which category.
Beat your brick walls by following the law. Our guide reveals how studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
Don't let long distances from your ancestral stomping grounds keep you from discovering the treasures in land records. The author of Locating Your Roots shares secrets for researching deeds without leaving home.