Patents and Deeds – Ancestral Footprints

Additional Information

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

Standard inclusions

Understanding Land descriptions

Discoveries that make Patents and Deeds genealogy gold

 Repositories: Where to find  Land Records