African American Heritage

Record Group 49 - Records of the Bureau of Land Management

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    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) classifies, manages, and disposes of public lands and their resources according to principles of multiple-use management. There are public land records for African Americans, but to find them it is necessary to know the name of the individual, the county and state in which the land was located, and the full legal description of the land in terms of fractional section, township, range, and principal meridian.

    Clusters: Genealogical

    Textual Records

    Canceled Homestead Files [Kirwin (Kansas) Land Office], 1872–1894

    National Archives Identifier: 5634881

    Cash Files [Grand Island (Nebraska) Land Office], 1869–1893

    National Archives Identifier: 7820295

    Cash Files [Kirwin (Kansas) Land Office], 1872–1894

    National Archives Identifier: 5634876

    Selected Categories
    • 4851 - Kirwin, Kansas - Nicodemus

    Cash Files [Wakeeney (Kansas) Land Office], 1875–1905

    National Archives Identifier: 5635231

    Level of Description Selected Records
    File Unit
    • 9431 - George W. Carver
    • Affidavit Required of Claimant George W. Carver ( 1656519)