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From: Fran Dumas <>
Subject: Re: deed questions, immigrant and death questions
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 20:36:12 -0400
Actually, the Latin for year is "annus" and when you see "& ano" the
index is referring to the guy's wife.
The grantor is the seller, the grantee is the buyer, an indenture is a
contract, and the document in question is a deed. Mortgages have
mortagors (the borrower) and mortgagees (the lender), which seems
exactly backwards but that's the way it is.
The immigration date/citizenship date must be an error, censuses after
all are not primary evidence for this datum. Ellis Island was in
operation in the 1890s, though. It's easier to get citizenship documents
from the county court where they're filed, if of course you know where
that is. The census should say, but they didn't always seem to fiull
that column in.
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