Gregory A Boyd
critically acclaimed Family Maps series of Land Patent Books is
published county by county, state by state, for original settlers whose
purchases are indexed in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management database. These
are one-of-a-kind, customized maps and books created by attorney, software
engineer, and family historian, Gregory A. Boyd.
For the first time, you can locate your ancestor's Federal land purchase by
simply finding them in one of our indexes, which direct you to a map of
first-land-owners. And now you can learn who your ancestors' neighbors were or
the history of settlement in areas of interest to you! The Family Maps
books are a helpful visual reference tool that make your landowner and
parcel-boundary research easier than ever.
There are 3 maps for each of
the Congressional townships that make up a county. Each Township has a Patent
Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which
includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps
also include the city-centers and cemeteries that can be found at
NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township
Index to help you dive into the right area of the county. Included Appendices
identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot
(section) parts you might find.
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Most books in this series are now available
in an economical paperback edition (pictured), or in a plastic-spiral-bound
edition made to last with a tough laminated cover and acid-free paper.
A free list of surnames included
is available for each book. If not shown on the synopsis page, it may be
requested by emailing email@example.com
- please include the item number in your request.
Land Survey Maps
Gregory A Boyd
to the very popular Family Maps series for other states, these books
are indispensable for any serious researcher interested in Texas history or
land, or the first landowners after Texas' Independence from Mexico.
Each book in this series is
laid out into multiple Land Survey maps using a 6 mile high by 4 mile wide
grid. Each Land Survey Map shows the boundaries of original parcels laid out
over existing roads, railroads, and waterways. Also shown are original Survey
Name and the Abstract Number assigned by the Texas General Land Office to the
instrument that gave ownership to that parcel. Beyond the Land Survey maps,
there are equally useful indexes to give you the real details behind each
parcel of land and its original survey and/or ownership.
Other Maps Included:
- Where the County Lies Within the State (Map A)
- The County and its Surrounding Counties (Map B)
- An Index Map showing where each of the Land Survey Maps are within the
County (Map C)
- An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows the community-center points in
relationship to the county-grid (Map D)
- An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows cemeteries listed in the USGS
database in relationship to the county-grid (Map E)
The primary indexes (apart
from each Survey Map's own index of survey names):
- An All-Name Index (alphabetical by last-name) for every person mentioned in
the maps, utilizing both Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad
- The Abstract Listing: this is where you find the real details behind each
parcel of land. Items are listed by Abstract Number
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