Sunday, July 21, 2019

“This Indenture Made This…” Finding Ancestors in Deeds

Have you tried to find your Ancestor in Deed records?  Join us in Columbia on August 2-3 to learn the best ways to focus your search and get the most out of land records.

Picture courtesy of Roger Arrick; taken Wayne Co TN, April 2008.

MoSGA President Bill Eddleman. Ph.D. will discuss deed records as a source that beginning and intermediate-level researchers sometimes access sparingly, if at all. Often this is because the records require a deeper level of understanding in order to locate and use them effectively. An estimated 80% of men owned land during the 19th century, and deeds disposing of this land often document relationships.

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