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From: "Brenda Stroder" <>
Subject: [LINDSAY] Homestead Application Files
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 06:59:50 -0600


For anyone with ancestors who homesteaded using the Homestead Act of 1862,
Homestead Application Files contain information about the lifestyles of the
applicant. For instance, the file for one of my gggrandmothers tells when
she came to the area, describes the cabin she lived in, what she planted,
how many acres she cultivated, what her profession was prior to settling in
that area, her household furnishing, but not her maiden name.
The records are available from NARA, but one must have the information found
on www.glorecords.blm.gov to submit a request.
Blessings, Brenda L Stroder

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