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Lisa Lights the Way
South, Certified Genealogist
The first Homestead Law was enacted in 1862 and
was intended to encourage settlement in the West.
As with the Donation Lands, the only requirement
was to live on and improve the land through
cultivation. A very small filing fee was all that
Although only an estimated 780,000 people
received patents under the Homestead Law, 2
million applications were made, dispersing
approximately 285 million acres.
Applicants initially had to be a head of
household, over 21 if single, a citizen or have
applied for naturalization, and had not "borne
arms against the government". Single women and
widows could apply in their own right. The final
application for the certificate of patent could be
made five years after the completion of the
residency requirements. If a homesteader died, his
widow or heirs could continue to qualify for the
claim, meeting the same requirements.
Subsequent laws enlarged and expanded the
homesteading provisions - such as the one allowing
Union veterans to apply their service time, up to
4 years, to the residency requirements. After 6
months, a homesteader could "prove up" and change
his homestead to a cash-entry and pay for the land
at $1.25 an acre. Once the final certificate was
received, it entitled the claimant to a patent for
Homestead application records are only
available at the National Archives. They have not
been microfilmed. Copies can be obtained from the
National Archives using NATF Form 84 which can be
ordered online. Fees for the case files are
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