Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses

Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses


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Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses


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This webinar will trace the lives of four individuals that served as witnesses and also acquired land under the Homestead Act of 1862 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. This case study will examine how the lives of these witnesses interconnected by reviewing their land entry papers.


 
 

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Presenter: Bernice Bennett

Bernice Alexander Bennett is an author, family historian, producer and host of Research at the National Archives and Beyond! Blogtalkradio, and a volunteer at the National Archives working on preparing Civil War Widows' Pension Records for digitization for Fold3.

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