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From: Walter Gaddis <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] SURNAMES > McClaughry (McLaury)
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 23:15:47 -0400
I've had a couple of people ask me how I found the deeds so I'm posting to
At your local Family History Center run by the Mormon Church you can search
on the computer under the Family History Library Catalog. (I believe it's
option F). Once there, select locality search, then leave the city/parish
name blank, for county put Delaware and state put New York.
You will be given a list of 32 topics (biographies, census-state and
federal, church records, history, land and property, maps, naturalization,
obituaries, vital records and more)
Go down to land and property. One of the three selections will be County
Clerk Deedbooks, 1792-1907. There are 32 films of indexes by grantee and
grantor. They go anywhere from 1797 - 1962. Once you order the one
applicable to your search by surname or time period, you can search that
film for your particular surname. In the grantee index for 1797-1851 I
found four mentions of the Gaddis name.
I then took those deed and page numbers and went back to the FHLC to find
which films covered these deed numbers. There are 88 films of deedbooks.
Once these films came in I could go straight to the page in the deedbook
that listed the transfering of property. Some of these documents are only
one page long, some are up to four pages long.
Now I just need to figure out how to tell where these pieces of property
are in each town. They are bounded by tree markers, rocks, etc by chain
lengths, etc. If anyone has any ideas I'm open to advice.
Walter - I'll get your copies off in the mail hopefully by Friday. By the
way, did I mention one of them shows a Robert McClaughy as Justice of the
Peace. This was in 1848.
Also, under land and property, there are mortgagee and mortgagor indexes.
Covers 1797-1852 with indexes from 1797-1913.
Hope this helps someone.
p.s. You can search the Family History Library Catalog online now. It is
in a little different format, but gives you the same information. I just
can't get online right now to tell anyone where to find it.
At 06:32 AM 5/26/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I am most interested in the copies you have. You can e-mail me or send them
>snail mail if that's more convenient. From what souce did you get a deed
>Sounds very interesting.
>8324 N. Northview Court
>Spokane WA 99208
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