One of the strongest motivators for American immigrants was land. One of the strongest motivators for migration within America was land. Land records are the most common records available for pioneer ancestors. For many, they may be the only records. Topics covered include: locating land records, understanding various types of land records, interpreting what you find, using maps, atlases and gazetteers, a state-by-state reference, a general reference, a glossary and more. Charts throughout. Paperback. 211 pgs.