Woolkoch Publishing owned and operated by L. Richard
Kocher offers books for genealogists and historians that cover Ohio Land
Records extracted and compiled from the original ledgers in the State Auditors
Office in Columbus, but now at the Ohio Historical Society Archives in
Columbus, with dates ranging from 1801 to 1870s. Areas covered include land in
Southeast Ohio, Congressional Lands, Ohio River Survey, Ohio Company Purchase
(see map of Ohio below) ... School lands to 1913 in some cases as school boards
sold them when they needed funds to operate and build schools.
Excellent for establishing residency in Ohio before census records are
available, entrymen and women [the first person to enter on the land and apply
for the land patent, warrant or deed from the U.S. Land Offices in Ohio as the
state was being settled] are listed with place of residence, date of entry,
location by Range, Township, Section.
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Genealogy Land Record Publications Feature:
- showing Ranges, Townships and Sections along
with rivers and towns.
- Section of
- is described and its subdivisions along with
a brief history on surveys
- by surname, giving the
entryman's name, place of residence, date of entry (purchase), location by
Range/Township/Section and location on the Section of land plus
- by Range/Section/Township at
the rear of the book enables one to see neighbors in the section as well as on
adjoining sections. Genealogists and historians will find that these same names
appear on marriage licenses, abstracts, bills of sale and court papers,
Click on Map for enlargementColored
sections other than the lavendar in progress sections are