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This lesson will help you learn how county histories were created. These histories will help provide clues about your ancestor that may not be found anywhere else. Sometimes they will provide a biographical sketch.
You will learn how tracing slaveholdings and slavery in the family challenges genealogists and family historians to explore the personal relationship and history in instituting slavery on the family including present day conequenses.
This course describes the Public Land Survey System and the methods used by the federal government to place public land into private hands, including the Homestead Act.