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Check Out Plat Plotter

Plat Plotter converts deed ‘metes-and-bounds’ into a Plat of Survey for your use with digital maps, as well as GPS devices. According to the website, “Plat Plotter is a free, cloud-based application that uses real estate deed metes-and-bounds to plot the property boundary on a digital map. Plat Plotter converts deed ‘metes-and-bounds’ into a Plat […]

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Land Owners in Ireland 1876

Land Owners in Ireland 1876 presents the returns from a count of land owners of one acre or more throughout the country. The process began in 1873 when the Local Government Board in Ireland decided to ascertain the number and names of land owners. Clerks from Poor Law Unions extracted lists of owners from the […]

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Genealogist Gail Blankenau uses Homestead Act records via Fold3 and Ancestry.com to discover Mary Myers of Gage County, Nebraska

The following was shared with us by Thomas MacEntee: June 18, 2013 – Lincoln, Nebraska. Professional genealogist Gail Blankenau has recently solved an ongoing mystery: Who was the first woman to secure a homestead in her own right through the Homestead Act of 1862? The answer can now be revealed thanks to family history records […]

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Savannah, Georgia, Records of Titles, 1791-1971 digitized and posted at Ancestry.com

I see that Ancestry.com has just posted a new database made up of 3,784 new records from the digitized Savannah, Georgia Records of Titles 1791-1971. The data is mostly from the Laurel Grove Cemetery, although early entries also seem to be for the sale of city lots by the City of Savannah. The original data […]

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Cavaliers and Pioneers: Virginia Genealogy

Since its first printing in 1934, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, has proven to be one of the most important genealogical references for colonial Virginia. The book is effectively a directory of Virginia’s earliest settlers. The book is a history into colonial origins, and offers genealogical references possibly not […]

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Scots Property Records for 1905 Go Online

The following is from Grant Miller at BrightSolid.com: From tenements to palaces – these records offer a fascinating snapshot of Scotland during the Edwardian era and are a major new genealogy resource Over 2 million names of Scots included in the property records for 1905 are being released today online for the first time via […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collection for Ohio County Births from 1841-2003

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch added an additional 2 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 995,820 indexed records and images in the new Ohio County Births from 1841-2003 collection, and the 363,235 indexed records for the United States Index to General Correspondence of the […]

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Getting Started in Deed Research

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… Dollarhide’s Genealogy Rule No. 26: When in a courthouse miles from home, you will always find the breakthrough court record at 4:55pm on Friday afternoon. This is my sixth GenealogyBlog article related to using land and property records. For anyone just starting out, […]

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Quit Claim Deeds and Deed Releases

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… Dollarhide’s Genealogy Rule No. 14: Always interview brothers and sisters together in the same room. Since they can’t agree on anything about the family tree, it makes for great fun to see who throws the first punch. The use of deed records in […]

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Follow-up to “Tracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records”

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… The article, Tracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records, indicated several steps that were followed in my personal research. The purpose of the article was to show how deeds can be used to retrace the trail of an ancestor. Leading up […]

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Tracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… To demonstrate the power of deeds in retracing the trail of an ancestor, I will present a case study of one of my own ancestors. This is a real example of the use of deeds to solve a difficult genealogical problem. If you […]

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Cavaliers and Pioneers: Virginia Genealgoy

Since its first printing in 1934, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, the book has proven to be one of the most important genealogical references for colonial Virginia. The book is effectively a directory of Virginia’s earliest settlers. The book is a history into colonial origins, and offers genealogical references […]

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Land Owners in Ireland 1876

Land Owners in Ireland 1876 presents the returns from a count of land owners of one acre or more throughout the country. The process began in 1873 when the Local Government Board in Ireland decided to ascertain the number and names of land owners. Clerks from Poor Law Unions extracted lists of owners from the […]

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Minnesota Land Owner Maps and Directories

County atlases show who owned land in a given area at a given time. Also shown are natural land features, towns, railroads, churches, cemeteries, schools, businesses, and more. All of these locations may be of interest, along with the land ownership, to family historian. Each may provide information on the home of an ancestor, and […]

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Dower Share, Dowry & Dower Rights

The following article is by my friend, William Dollarhide: Dollarhide’s Genealogy Rule No. 10: Work from the known to the unknown. In other words, just because your name is Washington doesn’t mean you are related to George. Martha Dandridge was the oldest daughter of John and Frances (Jones) Dandridge, born June 2, 1731, on a […]

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