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Title:
Locating your roots : discover your ancestors using land records
Author:
Hatcher, Patricia Law.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
211 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781558706149
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

1 Why Use Land Records?p. 1
Why do researchers avoid land records?
What can land records tell us?
Land records solve problems!
2 Where Are the Records?p. 17
How was the land transferred?
Records in deed books that aren't deeds
3 Finding a Deed Without Using Vacation Timep. 41
Focus on place and time
Where are the deed books?
Step by step
Leaving home
4 Finding a Deed in a Courthousep. 55
Scoping out the territory
You're there!
Using deed indexes
5 First Transfer--Getting Land Into the Hands of Individualsp. 68
Model 1 The New England System
Model 2 The Colonial Government System
Model 3 Large Grants and Proprietors
Model 4 Federal Lands. Big cities and smaller towns. Bounty land
6 Public Landsp. 79
Establishing the public land system
The records
7 What's in a Deed?p. 102
Preface
Parties
Payment
Property
Provenance
Postlude
Process
8 How to Record What You Findp. 117
Extracting a deed
9 Records of Residencep. 121
Tax records
Urbanites and city directories
10 Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteersp. 126
Types of maps
11 Metes-and-Bounds Land Plattingp. 139
Platting
Step by step
Locating your ancestor's land
Problems
12 Public-Land Survey Systemp. 151
Land descriptions
Anomalies
Appendix A Locality Referencep. 158
Public land
Appendix B General Resourcesp. 184
General information
Historical background
Additional help
Appendix C Glossaryp. 188
Indexp. 204