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23 December 2014

Deed Records Are Not Just Deeds

Deeds and mortgages are not the only items recorded in the county recorder of deeds offices in many United States' counties.

Affidavits regarding ownership to property can also be recorded and sometimes can provide key details about the family involved. This 1909 affidavit mentions when the original owner died and when and from whom he obtained his property.

1 comment:

  1. As a volunteer at my state archives, I suggest to patrons to look for deed records to learn more about their ancestors. Too often, they say "I already know where they lived" and neglect this valuable resource. I've been able to trace families from their initial purchase from the US Government up to the present with the primary source being those deed records.