CGS Program: Opening Up the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Program Type:

Genealogy, History


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Program Description

Event Details

This is a Colorado Genealogical Society program. 

9:30-10:00 AM – Sharing and socializing – open mic

10:00 AM-Welcome and brief announcements followed by the speaker

Program Description:

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is full of treasures. There are documents dealing with Cash Sales of land across the U.S. There are military bounty land assignments and, after 1862, there are homestead deeds “to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain.” The BLM also granted Timber Culture (1873), Homestead Entry-Stock Raising (1916) and Mineral Patents, Indian Allotments, and the list goes on and on. Let’s find your ancestors there.

Speaker Bio:
Carol Darrow has been a professional genealogist for the past 24 years. She currently teaches free Beginning Genealogy classes on Zoom and facilitates a WriteNOW family writing group on Zoom. 

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