Homestead Act of 1862
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Part Number: WXHACT1862_

Price: $9.95
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.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on August 12, 2016. 1 hour 22 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXWMNHOME_

Price: $9.95
The passage of the 1862 Homestead Act provided women a unique opportunity to own land in their own right. The husband was presumed to be the head of a family, so married women were not eligible, but unmarried women—single, widowed, divorced, abandoned—could apply for their chance at independence. Combining the genealogical gems in their homestead entries with other records, we will follow the lives of three remarkable women whose stories may differ, but who shared a dream--the dream of owning land in their own name.

This class was recorded on February 3, 2015. 54 minutes, plus 15 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXHOMESTD_

Price: $9.95
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.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on April 23, 2014. 1 hour 24 minutes plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.