Saturday, November 29, 2014
Nebraska Homestead--First Name Only Searches at BLM and Not Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com recently released their database of completed homestead applications for Nebraska. Ancestry.com allows searchers to search only by first name--a last name is not required. The Bureau of Land Management has included the patents for Nebraska homesteads on their site-but a last name is required. If you're really having trouble finding a Nebraska homestead on the BLM site, you might want to try Ancestry.com's database of completed homesteads--or have a friend search it for you only using the first name.