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From: Larry Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Catharine Hoffman plan
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:09:34 -0500
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The are on line at;
But contacting them will not help. Unfortunately the only way to
research this is either in person or hire somebody. The LDS have the
records on microfilm, but at best trying to do it that way would be a
real chore. The only other way I know of is the State Archives in
Harrisburg also have the records on microfilm.
> Larry Thompson wrote:
>> You would need to go to the Recorder of Deeds office to search through
>> the records. Land records can contain a gold mine of information, or
>> possibly nothing. For example, there might be something in the record
>> telling you how she came by the land and when. It can also take you back
>> to a will. One example I ran across was a family Story that my
>> ggrandfather once owned the land where the Montour Contry Club is now
>> located. I followed the deeds back and sure enough he did. But that led
>> me to some estate records that documented two generations of my ancestors.
> Larry, thank you so much for this encouraging news! Hopefully, my search
> will bring good results.
> Using google, I have not found the Recorder of Deeds office online. If
> it is online, please direct me?
> Many thanks.
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