June 30, 2005

Bureau of Land Management Web Site Off Line

The US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website is offline!

This site has been of enormous value to researchers by providing scanned documents and descriptions of the public lands that our ancestors homesteaded.

When clicking on the above link the user will find an apology from BLM, explaining that they are "temporarily unavailable." Besides working to improve security of BLM websites, they are also "involved in a court action in which the adequacy of information security is an issue." The announcement goes on to read that "We hope to begin reconnecting state office and other BLM sites later in June."

It's nearly July, and researchers still cannot reach the land records.

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