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A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of bounty landĀ due to a person entitled by military service.
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Bounty Land is public land given by the government to induce young men to join the military. Applicable for soldiers prior to the Civil War.
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An acre is a square measure of land containing 10 square chains, 160 square rods, or 43,560 square feet.
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Bounds are boundaries used to define the extent of a tract of land in a metes and bounds survey. May include natural and/or artificial objects and adjoining tracts of land.
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The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
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A cadastral map is a graphic illustration of land boundaries.
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There are 13 eastern public land states east of the Mississippi River: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Between 1763 and 1783, Michigan was part of Quebec Territory.
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Between 1787 and 1800, Michigan was considered part of the Northwest Territory.
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Between 1800 and 1805, Michigan was part of Ohio and Indian Territories.
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Wisconsin was carved from Michigan Territory. If you are searching early Wisconsin areas, don't forget to search in Michigan.
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Metes is a measurement of boundary lines in terms of their distance and direction.
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The method of survey using a combination of directional and distance measurements with references to natural and artificial objects, that define a tract of land is called "Metes and Bounds".
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The most important type of land record is a deed. The deed is a document conveying title of property from one party to another.
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Deeds establish proof of legal ownership of land.
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In Land Deeds, check to see if buyer and/or seller is from the same area where the land is being sold.
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Use land records to separate two persons of the same name in the same community.