=== Post-Revolutionary War Records ===
In 1783 the Massachusetts Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands was formed to sell unclaimed land and distribute grants to soldiers. In 1794 more than 2,000,000 acres were sold.
The [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives] has the records of the Maine Land Office. A [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/land.html list of the principle collections] with an index of the Revolutionary War Land Grants, 1830s is shown on the Web site.