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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Source Help
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:52:21 -0400
>I have copies of Homestead papers for about a dozen people in Kansas. I
>looked a Mills and I'm really not sure what to enter for the source.
>I'm sure I should have the name, application # and final receiver's receipt,
>but what else?
>I don't know how they were obtained because my mother got the papers a long
I don't know, but probably a similar entry to a citation for an early land
patent/grant. You might consider using the Bounty-Land File Source Type
from Mills (below) maybe with some modifications.
[NAME OF PERSON] [RECORD TYPE]<; [FILE NUMBER]>< [CD]>; [SERIES]; [RECORD
GROUP]; [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS].
The Record Type entry might be "Homestead Application". You may want to
Location Source Element to enter the state/territory. Also, the
Memo/Comments Source Element might be included somewhere with additional
information. I am unsure ans to what Series and/or Record Group might be
Do you know of any citations for similar papers that you have seen in your
Hope this helps -
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