Patents and Deeds can be goldmines of information to the genealogist and family historian. Understanding the difference and knowing how to apply some of the features of each document can unlock family secrets not recorded anywhere else.
In Patents and Deeds - Ancestral Footprints, I'll take you through knowing the difference and finding unintended genealogy gems between heretofore and appurtenances.
I will discuss:
Patents: Public domain land vs State land
Boilerplate language plus
Understanding Land descriptions
Discoveries that make Patents and Deeds genealogy gold
Repositories: Where to find Land Records