The Homestead Act of 1862

Thomas MacEntee
Apr 23, 2014
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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What Was It?
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Homestead Act Goals
2m 19s
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The First Homesteader
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Homestead Process
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Application
5m 25s
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BLM
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Land Entry Case Files
3m 28s
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Completed Homesteads
2m 19s
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Incomplete Homesteads
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Tract Books
1m 39s
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Ordering Records
1m 30s
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Online
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Changes to the Act
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End of the Act
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Statistics
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Criticism
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Famous Homesteaders
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Further Reading
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

In this session you'll learn how The Homestead Act of 1862 lured citizens of the United States to procure federal lands West of the Mississippi River. The application and qualification process, as burdensome as it was for our ancestors, produced a bumper crop of documents for use by genealogists and family historians.

About the speaker

About the speaker

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector,
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