Ancestral Findings Podcast: #13

Ancestral Findings Podcast

AF-013: Federal Homestead Records and What You Might Find in Them

Did your ancestors homestead land in the United States? Millions of people did, so the chances of your ancestors being among them is quite high. Homesteading was the federal government’s way of encouraging people to move onto unused government land. It was mostly used for encouraging people to move west, though some land in the south was also available for homesteading…



Will founded Ancestral Findings back in 1995. He has been involved in genealogy research for over 20 years. The thrill of the hunt, the adventure, and the excitement begin when he started investigating the meaning of his last name. Why I Love Genealogy (And You Should, Too!)

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