Genealogy for Beginners: Land Records

29 Aug 2008

Elizabeth Powell Crowe genealogy series on KindoEveryone hits a brick wall in genealogy, where the birth and death records just aren’t easy to find. In that case, try some different records. One good source you may try:  historic land records. Deeds often contain information on who sold what to whom; who inherited what from whom; or how some land was divided among a family.  Historic tax records on land also sometimes have interesting information, such as co-ownership.

One example from Flickr

Most archives have land records, and many have an online way to search the index and then order a copy of the record you want for a small fee. Just as an example, you could use these sites in Great Britain.

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2 Responses to “Genealogy for Beginners: Land Records”

  1. phyllis On:

    how do i put a gedcom on the site

    many thanks

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