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Land records were created to determine who owned the land. Deeds, conveyances, mortgages, and liens were recorded at the local county courthouse. In some instances, land records may have been the only records saved during a courthouse fire or during the Civil War due to their importance. The Recorder’s Office clerk transcribed the deed from the original into the deed book, giving an opportunity for transcription error. Some deed books have been recopied more than one time and each recopy provides an opportunity for transcription error again. Try to read the most original form of the records available.
Elements of the citation could include: the name of the city where the courthouse is located, the name of the county, the state, the name of office where land was recorded at the courthouse, the book number, the page number, the names of the grantor and the grantee, the date of the transaction, the date the transaction was filed, the Web page title, the URL, the author or compiler, the book title, publisher, publication location, date published, the creator of the microfilm with location, and the microfilm number.
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