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Digitized Homestead Records for Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, and Ohio NOW Online!



For the first time, Land Entry Case Files: Homestead Final Certificates – Record Group 49: Records of the Bureau of Land Management from the National Archives for Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, and Ohio have been digitized and are available online and at the following research facilities: Homestead National Monument of America, the National Archives, and FamilySearch Family History Centers. This marks a milestone in the Homestead Records Project: an ambitious multi-institutional partnership to digitize and make publicly available online all 823,575 Homestead land-entry final certificate case files (totaling more than 30 million individual pieces of paper). These states join Nebraska – which was the first state to have its Homestead Records completely digitized and available in 2014. This project includes Homestead National Monument of America, the National Archives, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), FamilySearch International, Fold3.com and Ancestry.com.