1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 12, 2021 12:50 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking copy of James A Hotovec's Land Grant File

    Lisa Childs Newbie

      James A Hotovec obtained his land patent in the Duckett community in northern Howard County, Arkansas in 1928. I would like to obtain a copy of his file, and I was wondering if NARA has any idea when it will be possible to request copies of land grant files from Washington, DC again. It's an  important piece of an article I am working on about him and his wife Otsune. Otsune (nee Tereda) was one of four Japanese nationals found in Arkansas in the 1940 census. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking copy of James A Hotovec's Land Grant File
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Childs,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Land Patents, 1789 -2012 and the Serial Patent Files, 7/1/1908 - 1975, indexed by the Alphabetical Name Index to Case Files, 1908 - 1975, and the Numerical Index to Case Files, 1908 - 1975, in the Records of the Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49) that may include a file for James A. Hotovec in 1928. For more information about these non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!