Monday, September 12, 2011

Public Land Survey System

Land descriptions can be confusing, especially when in comes to the Public Land States. Ironically, the survey system adopted for those states was meant to be simple, I’m sure, and an improvement over the old metes-and-bounds system.

Well, it actually is, but you have to know the key. The Genealogy Insider Blog recently had a good explanation of this survey system (complete with pictures).

Brush up on your geography at: Genealogy Insider - This Land Is Your Land .

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