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Land Records Research Links
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
Find U.S. federal land patents (Cash Entry, Homestead and Military Warrant) and associated survey plats, survey field notes, and tract books.
Iowa Geographic Map Server - Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support & Research Facility
Overlay onto a base map the 1836-1859 Iowa survey plats, Andreas' 1875 Atlas of Iowa, historical aerial photographs, historic site markers, and more.
Scott County Property Records
Search Scott County Assessor, Auditor, Treasurer and Davenport City Assessor records by name, address or parcel number; view GIS maps of properties.
Books in our Collection
Land and Property Research in the United States by
Call Number: SC 929.1072 Hon
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
When early settlers left their homelands to start a new life in America, they had dreams of owning their own land a prospering from their own efforts. They were suspicious of all forms of government and did their best, in many cases, to be invisible to a variety of record keepers. But when it came to ensuring that their precious land was, without doubt, their own, they were careful to provide all of the information requested of them by the various government agencies. It is this care in reporting that makes this reference as valuable as the most comprehensive and useful review of land and property research for genealogists.
Locating Your Roots by
Call Number: SC 929.1 Hat
Publication Date: 2003-03-04
One of the strongest motivators for American immigration was land. It's no surprise then that land records -- including deeds, grants, mortgages, wills, and more -- comprise some of the most common, reliable documents available to genealogists and family historians. They can make the difference between running into a brick wall and finding your way around it. In Locating Your Roots, Patricia Law Hatcher shows you where to find land records and how to use them to prove ancestry and family relationships, find new avenues of research, and discover how your ancestors lived. Hatcher also provides invaluable guidelines for using state references and other general resources, plus a helpful glossary of related terms.
War of 1812 military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858 [microform].
Call Number: SC MICROFILM 973.524 War
Publication Date: 1971.
"[Reproduces] 105 bound volumes containing two series of military bounty land warrants issued between 1815 and 1858 to veterans of the War of 1812, and four volumes of index to the warrants"
V. 1-3; 23-30; 79-83
Scott Co., IA Plat Books & Atlas
A.T. Andreas' illustrated historical atlas of the State of Iowa. 1875.