Homestead Records Search*
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*This database contains information transcribed from original land patent documents contained in the records of the U.S. Government. A land patent is a document recording the passing of a land title from the government, or other proprietor, to the patentee/grantee. This is the first-title deed and the true beginning of private ownership of the land. Patents could be of different types—three such types are represented in this database: Homestead, Timber Culture and Cash Entry. In each case the holder of the patent was the first legal private owner of the parcel of land. If the holder made residence on the parcel they commonly were referred to as "homesteaders," regardless with which method the patent was obtained.
More information on U.S. Government Land Laws in Nebraska may be found here: Nebraska State Historical Society Library/Archives
Note: This is a work in progress. It will eventually include records for all patents located in an area surrounding Farnam, spanning from 12 miles west to 6 miles east and from 12 miles south to 12 miles north. Townships to be included are: Frontier county - T7N, R27W (Stockville); T7N, R26W (Horrell); T7N, R25W (Logan); T8N, R27W (Moorefield); T8N, R26W (Russell); T8N, R25W (Plum Creek); Lincoln county - T9N, R27W (Deer Creek); T10N, R27W (Deer Creek/Jeffrey); T9N, R26W (Walker); T10N, R26W (Walker/Peckham); Dawson county - T9N, R25W (Farnam); and T10N, R25W (Antelope).
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