The Query page will locate land grants that match the criteria you enter. If more than is specified, all must match the grant. For example, if you enter a name and a location, the grant must match both in order to be displayed. If you enter more than one value in a box separated by ; then only one needs to match. You can use this feature to search for different spellings, such as mccorkle;mckorkle;mccorkel
NAME: This is the name of the person(s) or orgainzation(s) receiving the grant. It is typically recorded as firstname lastname and should be specified that way, but sometimes there are multiple names or additional notes. To search, enter either a last name or a first and last name. Parial last names such as mcco are acceptable.
CAUTION ONE! The data being searched was typed into a database from a hand written summary of the original documents. Mistakes could have occurred at any step along the way, including the original documents. Be sure to do a thorough search, and the check the original images if available. Some obvious errors were corrected, and in these cases the original values and reason for correction will appear at the bottom of the detail page.
CAUTION TWO! The images on this site were digitized from microfilmed copies of the original documents. Again, mistakes such as omitted or duplicate images could have been introduced at any step, but this is less likely than with data.
CAUTION THREE! The Land Grant Books which are the source of much of this information were copied several times over the centuries. This resulted in mistakes such as duplicate or missing entries. If you see the same information listed as two separate grants, it is very possible they are the same grant. Likewise, if you have a document such as a deed that states it is from a grant, but can’t find the grant here, it is possible the grant entry was omitted or misfiled.