What You Can Find in Land Records

Land records have a lot more to offer our genealogy research than what you might think. They aren’t just dry records of buying and selling land. Here are 11 things that are common to find in land records.

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How Much Was Your Ancestor Worth?

When we see a reference to how much something cost “back in the old days,” it’s easy to marvel at how cheap it was. But that doesn’t take into account how much things cost compared to wages. So how can we tell just how much our ancestor was worth (financially)? There are some ways we…

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