Utah land has an interesting history that begins with Mexican ownership until 1847 and then the responsibility for land distribution was taken over by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn’t until 1855 that the federal land survey began in Utah. Understanding where the records are depends on the historical time period. To better understand the land and your ancestor place, a good map of Utah is a must. We will take a look at land records historically and where they can be found. We will also look at maps through the history of Utah and what map collections can help you better understand the places your ancestor lived.
47 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly