Who’s Afraid of Land Records? Locating and Accessing the Records


Places to Locate Property Records

Deeds are used to transfer the title of a parcel of property from the grantor to the grantee. Deeds are perhaps the most common document you will find in your property research, and they can contain extensive genealogical information. In the case of a piece of property owned by someone who has died, the transfer of property as part of an estate in probate may contain a great deal of information. The name of the deceased and his or her date of death is often shown to designate the reason for the transfer of ownership. The names and relationships of the devisees/heirs can be a gold mine in your research. However, this information also serves as a pointer to other records, such as a will and probate packet or marriage documents.

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