BLM, General Land Office (homestead) Records
Posted by Hal Neumann (+10031) 5 years ago
Did anyone in your family ever file for a homestead? You can find out by searching the GLO’s land patents database. In many instances you’ll be able to view the records online (download and save them too).

The records are searchable by: state, state & county, by individual name, and / or by township-range.

I’ve found homestead entries for many family members. Sometimes the file contains very little information, sometimes there’s quite a bit. Sometime when you’re bored give it a shot and browse the records, it’s kind of fun.

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