Nebraska, North Platte Land Office, Homestead Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

The collection consists of homestead records from the General Land Office in North Platte, Nebraska. Records are at NARA in Washington, D.C. Images are courtesy of Footnote.com. The land office in North Platte opened in 1872. The records cover the years 1857 to 1908.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in the Homestead records may include the following information:

  • Name of receiver
  • Date land was received
  • Location of land
  • Names of Witnesses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of other land grant offices.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Nebraska Land and Property

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Nebraska, North Platte Land Office, Homestead Records, 1857-1908." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Nebraska, North Platte Land Office, Homestead Records." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.

 

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