When a homesteader claimed a piece of public land through the Homestead Act of 1862, they could receive 160 acres of public land if they lived for 5 continuous years on the property and made improvements to the property.
Take a look at a complete homestead land entry case file to discover all the genealogy clues in this record. We will also talk about how to find out if your ancestor obtained homestead land and how to order the full case file.
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