AuthorHatcher, Patricia Law, author.
TitleLocating your roots : discover your ancestors using land records / Patricia Law Hatcher, FASG, FGSP.
Edition[Revised edition]
PublishedBaltimore , Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, [2016]
Description211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
General Note"This publication has been reviewed for obsolete references and information, which have been deleted or revised. Some references have been added"--T.p verso.
One of the strongest motivators for American immigrants was land. Land records, grants, deeds, mortgages, surveys, and more, are among the most valuable resources for genealogists to prove relationships and to point to new relationships.
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Why use land records? -- Where are the records? -- Finding the deed without using vacation time -- Finding a deed in a courthouse -- First transfer--getting land Into the hands of individuals -- Public lands -- What's in a deed? -- How to record what you find -- Records of residence -- Maps, atlases, and gazetteers -- Metes-and-bounds land platting -- Public-land survey system.
Deeds -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Land titles.
Land titles -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States.
United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other TitlesDiscover your ancestors using land records
Using land records
LC Card Number2016-945544
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: CS 49 H361 2016
CA-1702600 c.1: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 63589]