I am a great fan of land and property records, and I often come across genealogical treasures in deed books. I know that many researchers eschew land and property records as being difficult to decipher. I wrote a three-part series here beginning in December titled, “Who’s Afraid of Land Records?” to encourage readers to take the plunge and begin to use these plentiful and informative records.
Having recently worked in some deed books in Hillsborough County, Florida, I thought I’d share some of the treasures I encountered in the ones I used. You will come across different items in the deed books you use, depending on the location for which the deeds are recorded and the historical background of the area. However, let me share some details with you.
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