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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska, United States Genealogy|Nebraska]]''
  
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| title=Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908  
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| record_type = Land Entry Case Files: Homestead Final Certificates 
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| start_year = 1890
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| arrangement = By number 1-1,824
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| RW_URL_01 =[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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| RW_URL_02 =[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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| RW_URL_03 =[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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| RW_URL_04 =[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/homesteadrecords.htm National Park Service Homestead Records]
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| RW_URL_05 =[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/requesting-homestead-records.htm National Park Service Requesting Homestead Records]
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| RW_URL_06 =[http://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyculture/research.htm National Park Service Homestead National Monument Research]
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| RW_URL_07 =[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records]
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| RW_URL_08 =[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management Land Patent Search]
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| RW_URL_09 =[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/reference/default.aspx Bureau of land Management Reference Center]
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
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 Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
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>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin--> "Land Entry Case Files: Homestead Final Certificates." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
<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
 
</gallery>  
 
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the applicant.
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*The date of the homestead application.
  
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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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
For example:  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840496?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''
  
*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.<br>
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
[http://www.nebraskagenealogy.com/land.htm Nebraska Land Records]  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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*[[Nebraska Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Nebraska, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Nebraska Archives and Libraries]].
  
*[[Nebraska]]
 
*[[Nebraska Land and Property|Nebraska Land and Property]]
 
*[[Nebraska, Homestead Records from Nebraska City and Lincoln Land Offices (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 2017. 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>
  
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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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title=Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908
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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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Nebraska|Land and Property]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}

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Record Description
Record Type Land Entry Case Files: Homestead Final Certificates
Record Group RG 49: Records of the Bureau of Land Management
Collection years 1890-1908
Microfilm Publication M1915. Land Entry Case Files of the Broken Bow Land Office, Broken Bow, Nebraska: Homestead Final Certificates,1890-1908. 50 rolls.
Arrangement By number 1-1,824
National Archives Identifier 7820285
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration



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 Content

Sample Images

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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:

  • The name of the applicant.
  • The date of the homestead application.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:


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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Nebraska, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Nebraska Archives and Libraries.


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 2017. 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.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.