The history of your land’s uses can be an important element of your forest stewardship plan. Plus, it can be an interesting read. Two new publications present detailed instructions on how to research the history of a property all the way back to the original land patent owner. Learn how to make an appointment at the state archives and what to do and ask for when you get there. Find out about land use changes on your property and where you can look at old maps and aerial photos. You will be amazed at how much information there is out there about your property.
Property research is county-specific. These two publications cover the North Puget Sound counties: