Through the links below, find federal land records from across the country, to include historical documents to current interactive mapping tools.
General Land Office Records
The BLM General Land Office Records website provides online access to federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, which are states that were created out of the public domain. The website offers access to images of more than five million federal land title records issued since 1820. The site also has images related to survey plats and field notes dating back to 1810. Click here to visit the GLO Records website.
The GLO Records also includes Master Title Plats (MTP), a mapping of current land status for a specified township. Other plats can be included in the MTP plat group. For example, the oil and gas and the leasable minerals plats add a graphic depiction of the current mineral lease status to the basic MTP depiction of land status. Click here for the MTP link in GLO.
Note that while the collection is extensive, this site does not contain every federal title record issued. For additional records, contact your state or local office.
Alaska Spatial Data Management System
The Alaska Spatial Data Management System or SDMS is a one-stop tool to view, research, print and download information such as surveyed land parcels, land status, mining claims, and MTP. Click here to view the SDMS.
LR2000 provides reports on non-Alaska BLM land and mineral use authorizations for oil, gas, and geothermal leasing, rights-of-ways, coal and other mineral development, land and mineral title, mining claims, withdrawals, classifications, and more on federal lands or on federal mineral estate. This is a text-based system (no online maps). Click here to review LR2000.
Geocommunicator provides interactive mapping and GIS downloading of the public land survey system (PLSS) containing township data, grazing allotments, wild horse and burro areas, abandoned mines, BLM administrative boundaries and lands, oil and gas sale parcels along with a variety of reference maps including roads, topo maps, and aerial photography. You can link from GeoCommunicator directly to LR2000 geographic reports, abandoned mine reports, range allotment reports, and other information. Additionally, GeoCommunicator provides the data as streaming map services and web services. Click here to visit the GeoCommunicator system now.