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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.

Mapping Land Preview

George Washington as surveyor

How to collect the data you need to find your ancestors anywhere that metes and bounds are used as land boundaries.