Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Genealogy: Land Entry Files kept in General Land Office

TERRE HAUTE — Last week I wrote about the Homestead Act of 1862 and the role it played in opening up the Midwest and the Far West to settlement. This week we will discuss the records generated from the Homestead Act and other acts that gave or sold public lands to settlers. These records are called Land Entry Files and they are kept in the General Land Office, a part of the Bureau of Land Management. for more click here

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