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Public Lands and Claims in the American State Papers, 1789-1837

Archives technician Chris Naylor will discuss the genealogical value of the Public Land and Claims classes of the American State Papers. The American State Papers are a compilation of executive and legislative records preserved from the archives and manuscript records of the Senate and House. The thousands of claims and other records in these two classes of the American State Papers contain a myriad of information on individuals and families living in American from 1789-1837. Know Your Records lectures are held weekly on Tuesdays in room G-24 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and Thursdays in Lecture Room B at the College Park building. Learn more about the Know Your Records program at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records or via e-mail at [email protected]
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