The Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales database may be searched by county or by legal description. The following types of geographic searches may be conducted:
For example, if you were looking for all of the purchasers of land in Section 36 of Township 25 North, Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, you would enter the following numbers in the appropriate fields: 36 in the "Section No." field, 25 in the "Township No." field, 04 in the "Range No." field, and 3rd Principal Meridian in the "Meridian No." field. Choose North for the township direction and East for the Range direction. The records returned will show that there were six purchases from the General Land Office within this township.
Instructions on how to determine location of public domain lands.
Search the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales by Name of Purchaser.