Sunday, December 25, 2005

General Land Office Records Web Site Reconnected in BLM-Eastern States

Home - BLM GLO Records: "Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's) are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States."

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U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States
7450 Boston Boulevard
Springfield, Virginia 22153

Press Release

For Release Immediately
Contact: Terry Lewis (703) 440-1712

General Land Office Records Web Site
Reconnected in BLM-Eastern States

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States announced that its
General Land Office (GLO) Records Web site is now back on line at Title companies, historians, genealogists,
and other interested people can now once again obtain millions of
historic land title records from the thirty Public Land States (those
States not included in the original 13 Colonies), East and West,
dating back to the 1780s. These fascinating and valuable records
include homesteads, patents, military warrants, and railroad
grants. To date more than 4.2 million records have been scanned and
imaged since the project began in 1989. This Web site provides a
wealth of historical data and literally tells the story of the
settlement of the West.

"The GLO Records Web site is one of the most popular Web sites at the
Department of the Interior. The Web site offers customers the
ability to easily research and query the GLO database by name, land
description, and county, and view and print these historic documents
from their homes or offices, saving them time and money," said
BLM-Eastern States Director Mike Nedd.

As the BLM completes its first round of Web site reconnections of
State-specific information sites, the following other BLM State
Office Web sites are also once again available on the
Internet: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New
Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In addition, the BLM's Wild Horse and
Burro Information site is also now available. The Bureau originally
disconnected these sites so that site security could be improved.

"We at BLM recognize the impact that this disconnection has had on
our customers, and we thank them for their patience and understanding
during this period. The last six months have posed challenges, but
making sure that all constituents receive timely information about
the agency's actions has been a priority for the entire agency," said
Mike Nedd.

The BLM is now concentrating on reconnecting sites that provide
interactive non-Indian Trust data and services. Unfortunately, sites
of this kind are more complex and time consuming to
reconnect. Additional announcements will be made as other sites are


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