Basic Genealogy, Part Six: Land Records, Finding Ancestors in Deeds

An estimated 80 percent of men owned land during the nineteenth century, and deeds can be useful in documenting lives and relationships. But records involving land transfers after the original title holder often require a deeper level of understanding to be used effectively. Watch as Bill Eddleman, associate director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, provides an overview on locating available information in land records and other sources.

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Music: "Summer" by Yakov Golman, courtesy Free Music Archive.

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