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Land & Property Research in the United States Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 517 pages
  • Publisher: Ancestry Publishing (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091648968X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916489687
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Land & Property Research will guide you through the process of researching and utilizing land and property records.

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81 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Michael Mendenhall on June 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I ran into this book by accident. I've been working on revising a book I wrote back in 1990 (still for sale on this website for some reason) about Davy Crockett. Knowing nothing about genealogy, I found this book to be quite impressive.
This book covers just about everything a researcher could want regarding old land and property records in the United States. I've had great difficulty pinning down Tennessee records from the 1820s and 1830s, yet now that I have this book, it's a breeze. That alone has saved me hours and money.
Basically, this book is divided into several parts listing each state with the location of records. There is a wealth of information on just about everything regarding property and land records dating back centuries. One of the key features of this book is it gives many cross references and sources for more information. Subsequently, I find myself adding more and more books to my personal reference library based on the references cited in this book. As an author and a publisher myself, I commend the author and publisher of this book on a fine, fine reference work.
I'm giving this book 5 stars hands down. This is just one heck of a resource. If you are an amateur or advanced genealogist, this book is a must for your library. I've never been interested in genealogy, but as a researcher and publisher of historical books, I found this book to be of immense research value. This is not a book that you "read" in the traditional sense. It's a reference book to be consulted. I used the index quite a lot, and the references at the end of each chapter gave me more leads for further information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alicia D. Watt on January 7, 2013
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It's great, just get it!! Everything you need to know about the actual records, what they mean, and how they are generated - invaluable info even if the web info is old!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Funk on December 17, 2012
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For family historians (or anyone else) interested in researching land records, this is the book to get! This book is a great resource!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chester D. Haines on December 7, 2011
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Good basic introduction to initial property research in U.S. Describes various historical types of land transfers by state and Federal govenment. Includes British, French, and Spanish transfers prior to acqusition by U.S.

The work does not discuss later transfers after initial individual patent or ownership which would be of interest to someone following the history of a single piece of property. For this purpose, a book on using courthouse information would be additional help.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth J. Morris on January 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Very helpful and informative. Good resource for both genealogists and title searchers.
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