Homestead Records ~ FamilySearch Wiki

Some of my ancestors obtained farms by homesteading the land as they moved westward across the U.S.  If they were the first on the scene, staked a claim, paid a fee and then proved a working farm, they were granted up to 160 acres of property.

The Homestead records have proven useful in my ancestral research giving me locations  where they lived and by providing added details about their lives that I’ve added to their life histories.

A great article about the Homestead act and associated research aids and links is found on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Let’s take a look at it.




The Homestead article is typical of the great resources found on the wiki.  I never ceased to be surprised at the topics and excellent articles on it.

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-11-01 08:00:00
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