U.S. History: One Millionth Homestead Land-Entry Case File Records Digitized
Staff at the Homestead National Monument of America said the 1 millionth Homestead Land-Entry Case File Record has been digitized.
“The true winners are the American people and those 93 million descendants of homesteaders that are tied to this story,” monument Superintendent Mark Engler said Friday, when the announcement was made.
The National Archives in Washington oversees the volunteers of FamilySearch who are digitizing the records.
All of the 1 million digitized records are from Nebraska. Forty-five percent of the state was settled through the Homestead Act.
Altogether, there are 30 million records from America’s 30 Homestead states. Engler hopes all the records will be digitized within the next decade.
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