Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Wow, that was fast!
I ordered Land Records from the National Archives for my ancestors, Major Reddick and Rinaldi/Rinaldo/Nally/Nallie/Nelson Reddick (yeah, he goes by all those names) on Mar. 13. My ancestors purchased land through the Homestead Act in 1867, 1891, and 1918. My hope was that the applications and associated paperwork would give me some new information about my ancestors and confirm that Rinaldi Reddick was the same person as Nelson Reddick. NARA said it would take 6-8 weeks but it took less than two! They were $40 a piece, but at least NARA was fast. Was it worth $40? See my next post on Land Records.