Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about United States land records, specifically deeds. We talk about how to use the deed index and how important it is to learn how the index is organized. Whether it's a direct, indirect, russell, or other index, you will want to know how to find your relative's name in it. We also talk about our ancestor, Edward Raymond Kelsey, and how we found a deed for his land and what it was like. Links Back to the Basics with Land Records: Part 2 – Deeds - blog post by Diana Back to...
Are you ready to make new discoveries in land records for your ancestors? In Part 1 of our series on land records, I shared several reasons to research the land. A land record may reveal the following: a family relationship, clues to past or present residence, associates, evidence of migration, and more. I also explained the differences between "state land states" and "federal land states" in the United States system of land distribution. We looked at the metes and bounds system of land measurement as well as the grid system. Now it's time to dive into the various types of...
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer
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