Land and Property
Land and property research was not and isn’t one of my stronger areas of research. That’s why I was happy t find “Land & Property Research in the United States” by E. Wade Hone. Yes, you guessed right, this was another one of my many conference purchases.
Made up of five different sections and thirteen chapters it covers useful information for beginners to the more seasoned researcher. My favorite and most useful tool is the last two hundred and twenty-seven pages. When trying to locate the land office that our ancestors had to deal with can be a chore. As we know those lines, boundaries, and offices have changed over the years. Thanks to Mr. Hone we can view those boundary maps and the changing lines over time, there are eleven alone for the state of Alabama. Yes, this is what I found in those last two hundred and twenty-seven pages I mentioned earlier.
For those who attend some of the multiple genealogy conferences out there, I’ve seen a few copies. But if you aren’t able to attend you can find it online at Amazon https://amzn.to/2N2lxF9.