Mailing List:2006-08-30 02, Re: Land Patent files at National Archives, by Kenneth Whitney

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Mailing List Archives > 2006-08-30 02, Re: Land Patent files at National Archives, by Kenneth Whitney

From: "Ken Whitney" <ken.whitney -at- comcast.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Land Patent files at National Archives Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:05:31 -0400 References: <000001c6cc30$7ae592c0$68083847@mediacenter> James, I do not have much experience with land warrants, but after today, I will become more familiar with them. I have just returned from the National Archives, where I had a land warrant application pulled from the War of 1812. It was absolutely full of genealogical information. However, that is not to say that they will all be so. What I learned today is that if a widow of a soldier applies for a land warrant, then she must supply the same information that she would be required to file if it was for a pension. I do not know what will appear in other land warrant filings. I can tell you that it is not always easy to find these warrants at the Archives. I just happened to luck out. Keep us posted on what happens with yours, if you will. Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Whitney" <jameswhitney1716 -at- comcast.net> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 8:33 AM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Land Patent files at National Archives > Anybody have any experience with the Land Patent files at National > Archives? What kinds of documents would one expect to find in such a file? > > Are these files a rich source of genealogical data? > > > > James E. Whitney,II > > > >


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