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Homestead Certificate

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Title

Homestead Certificate

Subject

Paper Document, Early Nebraska Homestead Certificates

Description

Original paper homestead certificate presented to Albert More of Grand Island in 1884, Nebraska from the General Land Office of the United States. Albert More is a familial ancestor of Sara and Terrence Holoubeck. The Homestead Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862 to encourage the rapid settlement of the western half of the United States. This certificate is no. 5296, application no. 11553.

Creator

General Land Office of the United States.

Source

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck
General Land Office of the United States
Albert More

Date

1884 (Certificate Issue Date)
May 20, 1862 (Homestead Act)
06/20/2015

Contributor

April White
Dr. Jinny Turman

Rights

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck
University of Nebraska at Kearney (Images)

Relation

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/
https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Homestead.html
http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0500/frameset_reset.html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0500/stories/0501_0100.html

Format

JPEG
Paper Document

Language

English

Coverage

Grand Island, Nebraska
Buffalo County, Nebraska
Washington D.C.

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Original Format

Paper Document