Where do you find land records? What is the difference between State Land States and Federal Land States? Did our ancestor receive Bounty Land? Was he or she a homesteader? How can you find out where the land your ancestor owned is today?
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew is a genealogy researcher and speaker and has been a genealogist for over twenty years. She currently serves as president of the California State Genealogical Alliance, education chair and webmaster for the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California, board member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, member of the FamilySearch Research Wiki community council and moderator for the California state research pages on the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Jamie was recently part of the research team for the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow. Further information can be found on her website, http://www.californiacousins.com.