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Fall 2004
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol.4   No. 3

SITE-SEEING
This feature highlights web pages of interest to genealogists researching the Westward Expansion.
The National Archives
www.archives.gov/publications/general_information_leaflets/67.html

Provides a guide to land entry files.

gfhtrain.jpg (18671 bytes)Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
www.orphantrainriders.com

One aspect of westward expansion that is sometimes overlooked is the orphan trains. Tens of thousands of children were sent westward on the orphan trains, even in the early 20th century.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
www.glorecords.blm.gov

The website includes the name of the landholder, date of transaction, land office, number of acres, legal land description, image of the record, and allows you to request a copy of the record. (Note: Due to an ongoing legal dispute, this website is sometimes unavailable.)

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