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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This Collection will include records from 1890 to 1908.<br>
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection includes homestead entry case files and land entry case files. The files were arranged chronologically and assigned a final certificate number. The files are from the Bureau of Land Management and include documents required to qualify for a homestead, such as:  
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This collection includes homestead entry case files and land entry case files for the years 1890 to 1908. The files were arranged chronologically and assigned a final certificate number. The files are from the Bureau of Land Management and include documents required to qualify for a homestead, such as:  
  
 
*Final certificates  
 
*Final certificates  
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*Testimonies of witnesses
 
*Testimonies of witnesses
  
The Homestead Act of 1862 was signed into law after the secession of many Southern states from the Union.&nbsp;
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The Homestead Act of 1862 was signed into law after the secession of many Southern states from the Union. The Homestead Act allowed for settlement of land in unpopulated areas. It established a land acquisition process that required filing an application, improving the land, and filing for the deed of title. Any citizen or intended citizen could file an application for 160 acres of land, as long as they had never fought against the U.S. Government. Homesteaders had 5 years to build on, farm, and improve the land. After five years, a homeowner could file for a land patent or deed at a local land office. The local land offices forwarded the documentation to the General Land Office in Washington D.C. with a final certificate of eligibility.  
 
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The Homestead Act allowed for settlement of land in unpopulated areas. It established a land acquisition process that required filing an application, improving the land, and filing for the deed of title. Any citizen or intended citizen could file an application for 160 acres of land, as long as they had never fought against the U.S. Government. Homesteaders had 5 years to build on, farm, and improve the land. After five years, a homeowner could file for a land patent or deed at a local land office. The local land offices forwarded the documentation to the General Land Office in Washington D.C. with a final certificate of eligibility.  
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Claimants paid $1.25 an acre. Service in the Union Army was counted towards the residency requirement after the Civil War. Not all homesteaders were able to qualify for ownership of the land due to harsh soil and weather conditions. Once the railroads were in place, homesteading increased due to the ease of travel.  
 
Claimants paid $1.25 an acre. Service in the Union Army was counted towards the residency requirement after the Civil War. Not all homesteaders were able to qualify for ownership of the land due to harsh soil and weather conditions. Once the railroads were in place, homesteading increased due to the ease of travel.  
  
Information in these records is usually reliable but depends upon the&nbsp;reliability of the informant.
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== Collection Contents ==
 
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin--> "Land Entry Case Files: Homestead Final Certificates." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery heights="120px" widths="160px" perrow="3" caption="United States Homestead Record Examples">
 
<gallery heights="120px" widths="160px" perrow="3" caption="United States Homestead Record Examples">
Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Application DGS 4568014.jpg  
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Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Application DGS 4568014.jpg|Homestead Application
Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Proof DGS 4568014_14-15.jpg
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Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Proof DGS 4568014_14-15.jpg|Homestead Proof
Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Final Certificate DGS 4571528.jpg
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Image:Nebraska Lincoln Land Office United States Homestead Records (09-0176) Final Certificate DGS 4571528.jpg|Final Certificate
 
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</gallery>  
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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Information found in this collection may include:  
  
 
*Date  
 
*Date  
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*Description and location of land
 
*Description and location of land
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
  
For example:  
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*Name of the applicant
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*Date
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'''To search this collection by name:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
  
 
*Use the name, location, and date to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the name, location, and date to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the description and location of land to find the family in probate records.
 
*Use the description and location of land to find the family in probate records.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for nearby land owners with similar or variant spellings of the surnames.<br>
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for nearby land owners with similar or variant spellings of the surnames.  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Nebraska, Land and Property|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Nebraska Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.nebraskagenealogy.com/land.htm Nebraska Land Records]  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/land-entry-broken-bow.html?sort=fname NARA Name Index to Cancelled,Rejected, and Relinquished Land Entry Files, Broken Bow, ca. 1902-1908, Pt.1]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/land-entry-broken-bow.html?sort=year NARA Name Index to cancelled,Rejected, and Relinquished Land Entry Files, Broken Bow, ca, 1902-1908, Pt.2]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/land-entry-broken-bow.html?sort=lname NARA Name Index to Cancelled,Rejected, and Relinquished Land Entry Files, Broken Bow, ca. 1902-1902, Pt 3]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/homesteadrecords.htm National Park Service Homestead Records]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/requesting-homestead-records.htm National Park Service Requesting Homestead Records]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/research.htm National Park Service Homestead National Monument Research]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management Land Patent Search]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/reference/default.aspx Bureau of land Management Reference Center]
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*[http://www.nebraskagenealogy.com/land.htm Nebraska Land Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Nebraska]]  
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*[[Nebraska Genealogy ]]
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*[[Homestead Records]]
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*[[Land entry case files]]
 
*[[Nebraska Land and Property|Nebraska Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Nebraska Land and Property|Nebraska Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Nebraska, Homestead Records from Nebraska City and Lincoln Land Offices (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Nebraska, Homestead Records from Nebraska City and Lincoln Land Offices (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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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.  
  
[[Category:Nebraska|Land and Property]]
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908" Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "Land Entry Case Files of the Broken Bow Land Office, Broken Bow, Nebraska: Homestead Final Certificates, 1890-1908." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : 2007.}} <br><br>
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nebraska, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Homestead Records
Collection years 1890-1908
Archive


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes homestead entry case files and land entry case files for the years 1890 to 1908. The files were arranged chronologically and assigned a final certificate number. The files are from the Bureau of Land Management and include documents required to qualify for a homestead, such as:

  • Final certificates
  • Applications with land descriptions
  • Affidavits showing proof of citizenship
  • Register and Receiver receipts, notices, and final proofs
  • Testimonies of witnesses

The Homestead Act of 1862 was signed into law after the secession of many Southern states from the Union. The Homestead Act allowed for settlement of land in unpopulated areas. It established a land acquisition process that required filing an application, improving the land, and filing for the deed of title. Any citizen or intended citizen could file an application for 160 acres of land, as long as they had never fought against the U.S. Government. Homesteaders had 5 years to build on, farm, and improve the land. After five years, a homeowner could file for a land patent or deed at a local land office. The local land offices forwarded the documentation to the General Land Office in Washington D.C. with a final certificate of eligibility.

Claimants paid $1.25 an acre. Service in the Union Army was counted towards the residency requirement after the Civil War. Not all homesteaders were able to qualify for ownership of the land due to harsh soil and weather conditions. Once the railroads were in place, homesteading increased due to the ease of travel.

Collection Contents

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Date
  • Application and final certificate numbers
  • Name of applicant
  • Description and location of land

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of the applicant
  • Date

To search this collection by name:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the name, location, and date to find the family in census records.
  • Use the description and location of land to find the family in land records.
  • Use the description and location of land to find the family in probate records.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for nearby land owners with similar or variant spellings of the surnames.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing 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, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "Land Entry Case Files of the Broken Bow Land Office, Broken Bow, Nebraska: Homestead Final Certificates, 1890-1908." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : 2007.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908.