NARA’s got a deal for you on copies of bounty land grant applications

Here’s a bit of news via Robert Scott Davis of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville:

 The National Archives and Records Administration now has a deal where you can get up to eight genealogically significant pages from a bounty land application, pension file, federal land file etc. for just $25. I
always try to either obtain a complete copy of such a file or to see the
original file in Washington. (I once found a date of death that had
missed by researchers for generations because it was hand written on the
back of the pension file.) This system, however, can allow you to get
everything from a typical bounty land application or at least enough
from a pension file to know if you have the right person, for a very
reasonable price. The link is


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