Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
Be sure to understand any fees that may be required for copies of any records found.
When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. It's possible that the former head of household is now living with one of the children.
It's very important to check maps. Boundaries change over time. Be sure the area where you think your ancestors resided is actually the area where they were.