Virginia and Old Kentucky Patent Series  

Names in the drop-box listings are limited to recipients of the Grant (Grantees); names are not cross-referenced.

To expand the search, we suggest researchers access the Kentucky Historical Society publications “Master Index: Virginia Surveys & Grants” and the “Index to Old Kentucky Surveys & Grants” available on the Kentucky Historical Society website. Use numbers in the “Original Survey Number” field in both publications to access patents on this database. Patents for which duplicate numbers were issued, such as 5079 are viewed as 5079#1 and 5079#2 in Historical Society publications. For this database, the numbers will be depicted as 5079.1 and 5079.2. 

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