Learn to use the BLM Land Records and the Wyoming Newspaper Project!

  • Date(s): Wednesday, February 21st 2024
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

Have you used the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) General Land Office Records Automation website? Lucas Keeler, Petroleum Engineer Technician from the Newcastle Field Office will share his expertise using these records as well as the Wyoming Newspaper Project. Learn how to access federal land conveyance records as well as images of more than five million federal land title records issued since 1820. The site also has images related to survey plats and field notes dating back to 1810. The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection gives access to Wyoming’s past through historical and archived Wyoming Newspapers. Historians, genealogists, students, and scholars will find a wealth of reliable information, all first-hand accounts of local news from days gone by. The earliest archive dates back to 1849 but many of these papers survived for only a brief time and disappeared like the boom-and-bust ghost towns of Wyoming and the west. Some computers will be available; you are welcome to bring your own laptops or digital devices. For more information contact the library at (307) 334-3490.