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Free webinar focuses on military tract documents

The New York State Library will present a free webinar, “The Military Tract – New York Revolutionary War Bounty Land,” on Tuesday, March 23 at 2 p.m.

Have an ancestor who is a Revolutionary War solder? Your New York Revolutionary War soldier may be identified in military tract documents.

The State of New York awarded 1.68 million acres of bounty land in Central New York to its soldiers of the Revolutionary War. The military bounty land opened up Central New Y​ork to white settlement and left an enduring system of land designation that survives today. Join us and learn of the timeline, location, and physical layout of Military Tract Townships; the award process – who got land and how; and the Balloting Book and other records pertaining to the Military Tract.

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