Arphax Publishing Company, www.arphax.com, recently announced the publication of the HistoryGeo.com, Version 2: First Landowners Project created by Greg Boyd. The project provides original landowner maps for the Continental U.S. in digital form for more than 7.2 million landowners in 1,500 counties in 17 states.
The website includes counties that have not been published in the company's two-book series. The “Video and View” in PDF at HistoryGeo.com displays the counties and gives project details that are mapped.
Everything on the First Landowners Project is geo-referenced. Place markers to record events created by the user will translate to future maps published by the company.
States that have approximately 90 percent of all land patents drawn — indexed by the Bureau of Land Management — include Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin.
Texas is complete, and all original landowners are mapped using both Texas General Land Office and Railroad Commission data. States farther west (and Florida) will be undertaken between now and the end of the year. All mapped parcels contain:
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