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28 October 2014

Mortgages In Separate Books From Deeds

In some local records offices the mortgages are kept in a separate series of books and not in the same volumes as the actual deeds. A mortgage can help to document your ancestor's financial status and it may be that the holder of the note was an actual relative.

1 comment:

  1. Is it possible in the 1950's in Ohio that a couple's property was in the wife's name only to avoid being taken for debts owed by the husband?