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From: "Paxton, Tina" <>
Subject: Researching Land Records
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:36:16 -0500
I've read the pertinent sections of "The Guide to American Genealogy"
regarding Deeds and Probate, but I have to confess to still being in the
fog. So, I'm hoping someone can clear the fog in my brain! ;-)
Issue one: I know that my ggrandfather had a homestead in Potter County,
South Dakota. I also know that they left the homestead sometime between
1900 and 1910. I would like to find out when they left SD by finding the
deed of sale. How do I find that?
Issue two: I have census records for a different gen line which indicate
that that gen line at least remained in the same area--on the same farm--for
several generations. The census gives the number of the farm for the farm
schedule. How do I research the deed and probates? The extra complication
is that the land at first was part of New Mexico Territory and then was
included in the boundaries of Colorado.
Issue three: Are my options limited to a) research trips or b) pay for
someone else to do the research?
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