Virtual: Family-History Research - Using Property-Deed Records

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A deed is a record of the transfer or sale of property between people.  Deed records can help fill in the gaps in your family history, by indicating family relationships, giving specific information on where and when they lived in a location and their economic status. And because deeds dealt with property and money, they often go further back and contain more information than many other sources. A deed can lead to other sources of information and provide the names of family members and friends.

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