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From: "Olson" <>
Subject: Re: [LINDSAY] Homestead Application Files
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 11:29:16 -0600
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Can you tell me how to submit request to NARA for these files. I search all
over their website but didn't see what form to request or what the charges
would be.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brenda Stroder" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:59 AM
Subject: [LINDSAY] Homestead Application Files

> For anyone with ancestors who homesteaded using the Homestead Act of 1862,
> Homestead Application Files contain information about the lifestyles of
> 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
> that area, her household furnishing, but not her maiden name.
> The records are available from NARA, but one must have the information
> on to submit a request.
> Blessings, Brenda L Stroder
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