I use the md. archives plats.net website. It's a great resource but a little tough to dig into, as all land plats are categorized by the name patented for the property, not by land owners as would be so much easier to research. I'm just now getting back into looking at my William Iams (died 1831 ) of Bedford County Pa/Allegany Md. and trying to figure out where he came from. I've seen his name on the deeds as first Ijams then Iiams. The surnames Ieimes, Iiames,Iames, James and Jims also can be found out there on Town Creek.