Becky Higgins posted on the Elgin Genealogical Society this week about the new US Federal Land Records website. This website is so much better than the original! I just looked up a Winkler ancestor in Montana and more details are given including mapping ability! This is definitely a website I will explore in detail.
Another land related blog post recently is on Midwestern Microhistory, Sixty Million Acres! The post discusses a book concerning American Veterans and public lands before the Civil War. Take a look.