CD: Index to the Arkansas General Land Office, 1820-1907, Volumes 1-10


Now on CD-ROM! Arkansas was explored by Europeans as early as 1541, with Hernando DeSoto blazing the trails, and again in 1673, when French explorer La Salle claimed the wilderness in the name of France. In 1762 France ceded the area to Spain, and Americans began settling in the Arkansas area in 1783. In 1803, it finally became U.S. territory, requiring residents to file claims with the government in order to prove legal ownership of the land. These volumes contain abstracts of land transactions over an 87-year span, and consist of information such as purchaser's name, legal description and location of the land, the amount of land in acres, the county, and date of purchase. Each preface reveals sources to the original records, providing even more leads. Names are listed alphabetically and are thus easy to find.

Sherida K. Eddlemon

2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 2945 pp.

ISBN: 9780788424465