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Finding, Understanding, and Using Deeds in Your Research

Legal deed of 1784 image

— Presented by David McCorkle — Deeds are extremely useful in genealogical research for determining time and place, relationships, neighbors, wealth, occupations, and more. They are also the most voluminous records you’ll encounter dating from before the founding of North Carolina up to right now, and deeds for a specific property can be scattered amongst multiple counties.

North Carolina Land Grants

Henry Beasley land warrant

— Presented by Dr. A. Bruce Pruitt — Land grants in North Carolina were issued by the Virginia Governor, eight Lords Proprietor, King George II and III, the Earl of Granville, and the State. This lecture will discuss these grants that were issued between 1663 and 1960.